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.

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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 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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