You Never Can Tell

This is one of Shaw’s funniest plays and one that is least dated in content. Jim Mezon directed a solid cast, with Gray Powell as Valentine, Peter Millard as William, Jennifer Dzialoszynski as Dolly Clandon, Stephen Jackman Torkoff as Philip Clandon ,Tara Rosling as Mrs. Lenfrey Clandon, Julia Course as Gloria Clandon. Patrick McManus was excellent as Fergus Crampon, Peter Krantz was Finch M’Comas and Jeff Meadows solved the problems as Bohun.

It is hard to choose a distinguished performance as all were so good. But someone to watch in Stephen Jackman-Torkoff.  And Peter Millard was just perfect as William.


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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 You Never Can Tell

  1. keithhpotter says:

    Argh! I wish theatre companies would keep a production history on line – not just what plays they put on in a particular year, but the casts and artistic teams too.

    I enjoyed this year’s “You Never Can Tell”, particularly Peter Millard and Grey Powell. And Julia Course was good both here and in “Top Girls”.

    However, I enjoyed the last time we saw it more – I think because I enjoyed the twins more then. Was Deb Hay Dolly? Who was Phillip? Could Peter Millard really have been William/Walter then too? Surely not, it must have been ten years ago, but he felt the same. Damn, I wish I could look at the last cast.

    Anyway, Valentine better, twins not as good, William very much the same. Production seemed to be on the cheap, without the clarity and focus small budgets seem to bring to Stratford productions, particularly at the Patterson. Fun, but not great.

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