West End Review: April 2011 (1/2)

25th April 2011

in Musicals, New Writing, Reviews and Roundtables

 

WEST END REVIEW (1/2)

Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) and his guests David Benedict (Variety), Libby Purvis (Times) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) assess Betty Blue Eyes (Novello Theatre); The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Gielgud Theatre); Wastwater (Royal Court); In a Forest, Dark and Deep (Vaudeville Theatre). Recorded at the National Theatre.

I don’t like to give the one-star [review] which is basically a raspberry to anything where competent good actors are giving it their all, and that’s what happened in Wastwater. It’s terrible. It’s absolutely terrible. It’s cold, it’s depressing, it’s obscure, it’s unfelt…

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