Wednesday, 31. August 2011 15:35
Excellent review by Gary Shipton in the West Sussex Gazette:
Chris Porter’s formidable and mesmerising portrayal of Malvolio will ensure that once again GB Theatre Company’s production is as memorable as it is hilariously entertaining. Chris’s was a visual rendition worthy of Rowan Atkinson at his best.
I have gone on record at previous Arundel Festival’s saying that GB has reinvigorated Shakespeare’s works like no other modern touring company. Everything in this production confirmed that view.
GB has the skill to discern the visual comedy and extract it from the dialogue – ensuring that even those who considered Shakespeare a dusty postscript in the literary archive are awakened to the enormous fun that his writing contains.
David Davies is the company manager but also, as ever, brings enormous energy and vitality to the whole proceedings.
In this great pursuit he is most ably supported by the likes of Oliver Cudbill, Suzannah Hampton, Philip Scott-Wallace, Lucy Wray, Mark Carlisle, and Sioned Jones. Special praise for stage manager Martin Hutchinson who stepped so worthily into the role of Sir Andrew Aguecheek following illness within the company.
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] Photo: Romeo & Juliet at Arundel Castle by Martin Duncan