Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Once In a Lifetime: Young Vic ★★★★☆

Happened to catch a Monday evening production of Once In a Lifetime -- a satirical play written at cusp of talkies breaking away and eclipsing silent cinema. The motley cast of characters are hilarious. The show is a visual delight though. The costumes are awesome -- all the black and white costumes that I had always scene in the silent era -- I got to see in colour. The moving set is amazing too. It takes you back to the 30s. The support cast of studio owner, the waiter and the receptionist are just brilliant. The main cast leaves a little wanting at times though. A treat nonetheless. 4 stars from me.

Harry Enfield as Herman Glogauer on a rocking horse with a film camera

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