It’s a surprise that this is the first time Al Murray has done panto. When he slips into his Pub Landlord persona, his brand of boorish philosophy may baffle younger theatregoers, but he is a naturally genial performer who finds a fizzy rapport with his audience. He’s the dominant figure in this familiar tale of magic beans and a slumbering giant. He even outmuscles the charismatic Clive Rowe, who’s here not quite the glorious steamroller of a dame that his fans have come to expect.
We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, and we’ve tried really, really hard to get tickets. 2017 has been the year of the sold out show, with many shows so eagerly anticipated that all tickets were snapped up within hours of them going on sale. There was Jez Butterworth’s epic return to writing for the stage with The Ferryman, an all-star revival of Angels in America at the National Theatre, Conor McPherson’s play based on the songs of Bob Dylan and Bryan Cranston’s UK stage debut in Network.
George Bernard Shaw’s plays tend to be packed with debate, and in weak productions can feel punishingly verbose. The first half of this rarely revived curio from 1909 is certainly talky. Set in a Surrey conservatory over the course of a single Saturday afternoon, it’s a dense, intermittently droll and at times laboured discussion of desire, marriage, independence and progress. Pip Donaghy is Tarleton, the rich proprietor of a company that creates underwear.
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