On the Rocks

A political comedy by Bernard Shaw, updated by Michael Healey. Interesting to watch, but not a convincing political theory, unless you are still a devotee of Ayn Rand and other right wing groups. The Prime Minister returns from a spa convinced that he has all the answers to solve poverty, unemployment etc. He leads a minority government, but so what? he will simply prorogue parliament and do what he wants. Sounds eerily familiar, does it not? hardly surprising with Healey doing the updating. A very solid cast in a mediocre play of ideas. Not Shaw at his best, but still Shaw at their best.


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 On the Rocks

  1. Keith says:

    Not much to add to Cathy's comment. It would be interesting to see how much Healey changed, other than the act order. Perhaps I'll do that while I am laid up!

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