Pleasance, Comedians Theatre Company and Jeremy Meadow
A visual feast fit for a libertine. With lavish and luxuriant costumes, a sumptuous set, there is grandness galore in this comedy of manners. But is it a case of style over substance as lines are fluffed and forgotten all over the show? It is more of a pantomime then a polished piece of theatre but the wit and punning plot line of Sheridan's comedy are joyful and amusing to observe. Out of all the eccentric characters on stage Mrs Candor is fabulously ridiculous with her demented facial expressions and rumour-mongering. Errors abound may be but its a rollicking romp and the exuberant cast are evidently having a jolly good time in performing this classic 18th Century Play. Fanciful, frivolous, funny, farcical theatre.