Arms and the Man

On the way to the theatre I wondered why we were going to see this play again? Surely two or three times was enough?

On the way home after the play I remembered why we go to see the same play more than once! To quote GBS, “you never can tell!”  This production was just perfect! Great cast, great sets, great direction. It all came together in one lovely evening of theatre.

Kate Besworth and Graeme Somerville were perfectly matched as Raina and her chocolate soldier. Laurie Paton and Norman Browning were a wonderful pair as the parents. Claire Julien and Peter Krantz were the ideal pair of servants. And Martin Happer stood alone as Major Sergius Saranoff,the hero who charged foolishly, but luckily.

A good film is always the same. A great production of a play is never the same, and therefore always interesting.

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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 Arms and the Man

  1. keithhpotter says:

    Yes, surprisingly, the production was not only very good, but the play seemed quite contemporary.

    We seem to have returned to the kind of war GBS references and its lack of romance still needs to be made clear. Attending the play should be compulsory for all males 15 – 24.

    The play is not only funny, witty, more to the point, but also pragmatic in its presentation of the pragmatism of war. A lighter riff on Mother Courage’s topic.

    Fun and satisfying.

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