Tag Archives: Richard McCabe

The Yeomen of the Guard

This Yeomen of the Guard was huge fun. Gone are the days when the English National Opera wanted to be at the vanguard of companies creating new and sometimes absurd twists on much loved operas. That has disappeared, at least for now, and sensible stagings are the order of the day. See┬ámy review in The …

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Yes, Prime Minister, Richmond Theatre, June 2011

Charlotte Lucas was brilliantly in control as Claire Sutton, the PM’s Special Policy Advisor, but the plot was a bit thin.

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The Real Inspector Hound / The Critic, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, July 2010

… in these performances the stylish overacting kept the audience in suspense and drew out the humour without ever overdoing it.

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Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, April 2010

There are six scenes, each interesting enough in itself, but lacking overall momentum. The one I enjoyed most was the fourth, where Ben Johnson, entertainingly played by Richard McCabe, is the life and soul of an evening of heavy drinking with Shakespeare.

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