May 15th - September 21stTom Patterson TheatreTicket Info
Generally Positive Reviews based on 8 Critics
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“..finely hewn supporting performances from Geraint Wyn Davies as a cock-of-the-walk Cook; Ben Carlson as a snivelling yet sympathetic Chaplain; and particularly from Deidre Gillard-Rowlings as a tart, named Yvette, stealing scenes and bringing home the play’s message about the unholy alliance of war and moneyin the most unvarnished way.”
“[Seana McKenna delivers] a tough, lucid performance in a tough, lucid production…her beggars’ duet with Geraint Wyn Davies on the despairing “Song of Solomon” (which also crops up in different form in The Threepenny Opera) is the evening’s most powerful scene”
“McKenna’s performance is contained in a production of genuinely Brechtian sensibility. Crude banners unfurl to announce the scene changes. The song interludes, featuring music from Keith Thomas, a composer sensitive to sounds and sensibility of a Kurt Weill, create a further distancing effect. Yet we’re still drawn into a deeper relationship with this world than Brecht perhaps wanted.“
ÈSupporting characters like Geraint Wynn Davies’ incurably ‘randy’ cook and Ben Carlson’s oft time confused chaplain are top-notch, while the regal vocal stylings of Stephen Russell as the stern regimental clerk adding the perfunctory sense of the all-pervasive military dictating the lives of all who come under its control.È