The Critic (2 stars)

This article is from 2009.

The absurdity of passing fashions and the constraints of bourgeois society form the basis of R.B Sheridan’s final farce, written in 1779. While parody is still popular, this production, although performed by a young and able cast, is let down by its age and outdated language. Slow and camp, this piece struggles to stand out in our time.

C Chambers Street, 0845 260 1234, until 31 Aug, 5.10pm, £8.50-£9.50 (£6.50-£8.50)


  • 2 stars

Directors, actors, writers and critics, no-one escapes the satirical scalpel of theatre insider, RB Sheridan, much loved writer of 'The Rivals' and 'School for Scandal'. Pretention, fraudulence, envy, plagiarism. Is this satire or documentary? Come find out...

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