I've rarely seen a comedy as well written and and well produced as "One Man, Two Guvnors."
The festive season is always marked by a plethora of stage offerings. Here are capsule reviews of four them.
Good performances and a remarkable set by Drew Facey provide an entertaining treatment of a pretty ordinary play.
The new Arts Club production "4000 Miles" is inoffensive, irrelevant, and trite. This much-produced American comedy from 2011 provides warm reassurance that familial love is good. Intended to warm the heart with warm humour, it inadvertently challenges us to care about the obnoxious protagonist. But a lack of story is the play's greatest weakness.
This Arts Club production is, on the main, a very good piece of work. But the director does not inject the kind of energy a show like this demands. "Spamalot" is so silly and over-the-top, the production needs a tone to match it. This one plods along.