She Stoops to Conquer

Lots of fun with delightful performances by Lucy Peacock and Joseph Ziegler as Mr and Mrs Hardcastle, Maev Beatty as Kate and Sarah Farb as Constance Neville. Barack Osborne was the perfect Tony Lumpkin and Tyrone Savage and Brad Hodder were charming as George Hastings and Charles Marlow respectively.

The play pokes fun at the pretensions of the upper class, bringing the lower and middle class characters in to provide the appropriate realism. This is what made the play controversial in its time, although the impact is not relevant to theatre goers today. But the play is still funny and Martha Henry kept a tight directorial hand in place to make sure it did not go over the top.

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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 She Stoops to Conquer

  1. keithhpotter says:

    Yes, well-paced fun.
    Interesting to compare with “The Beaux’ Stratagem” – much more warm-hearted.

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