Rock’n’Roll

This was so bad we left at the intermission.
Stoppard could not seem to decide what play he was trying to write so he just mashed them all together – the revolution in Prague, the fight with cancer, the relationship between the cancer victim and her husband; his role as a communist coming to grips with failure etc.
The music added nothing but did serve to slow the whole thing down, as set changes were delayed so you could hear more music.
The sets were boring and flat. They moved slowly from side to side, but added nothing to the play.
Really a waste of a very good cast which included Fiona Reid and Kenneth Welsh.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Rock’n’Roll

  1. Keith says:

    Our Thanksgiving Turkey!The only reason for the fancy moving sets sliding in and out from opposite sides the stage seemed to be to give them time to play another piece of Rock 'n' Roll – if you consider Pink Floyd Rock 'n' Roll – otherwise, they could have just set them up side by side and alternated which one was lit.The play itself was so talky it made GBS look like a farceur. God, it was boring.

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