Tag Archives: George Bernard Shaw

Candida

Orange Tree, Richmond, London ****
Runs: 2hrs with an interval

Review of perf seen Dec 28, 2019:

© Johan Persson, Martin Hutson as Reverend James Morell and Claire Lams as his wife, Candida - happily married bliss...

© Johan Persson, Martin Hutson as Reverend James Morell and Claire Lams as his wife, Candida – happily married bliss…intensity and twinkling good humour…

A free thinking poet confronts a charismatic Christian socialist preacher. In between them stands a woman loved by both men. Which one will win her hand? Continue reading

The Philanderer

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, London (***)

© Richard Davenport, Dorothea Myer-Bennett (Julia Craven), Rupert Young (Leonard Charteris)

© Richard Davenport, Dorothea Myer-Bennett (Julia Craven), Rupert Young (Leonard Charteris)

Like a limbering up for Man and Superman written a decade later, George Bernard Shaw’s The Philanderer is a slightly watered down version of the later play with GBS at his most pugnaciously playful yet more than a little irritating, for all his `enlightened’ views. Continue reading

Lawrence After Arabia

Hampstead Theatre, London (***)

© Alastair Muir, Jack Laskey as Aircraftman Ross

© Alastair Muir, Jack Laskey as Aircraftman Ross

This is a strange subject for Howard Brenton if only because T E Lawrence (aka Aircraftman Ross and later T E Shaw of the Royal Tank Corps) is one so indelibly associated with the film and the Rattigan play, coincidentally being revived next month at Chichester. Continue reading