>Billington on Drunk Enough…

>Michael Billington’s review of Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? is in and he’s enthusiastic – which is a good thing (other bloggers have been less convinced). Why then does it feel as if he saw a different show to me? One obvious reason is that he did (different night, later in the run). I think, though, that it is his certainty, his ability to pin the play down, that grates. Encore Theatre Magazine has a very good piece on The Evening Standard awards, in which they have a go at critics for preferring plays with easily encapsulated ‘messages’ to more ambiguous work.

About lancewoodman

Playwright, heritage interpreter and teacher. Living in the Midlands, UK

Posted on November 23, 2006, in theatre. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. >Nicely put. The grating certainty indeed.Going to the play on Sat. Whatever it’s like I’ll still be a fan, mainly because of FEN, love that play.

  2. >And Blue Heart, Far Away, Cloud 9, Top Girls… ‘Fen’ is one of hers that I haven’t read – I will correct this. Thanks

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