Thursday 24 April 2008

She Stoops to Conquer

To see a wonderfully entertaining production of Oliver Goldsmith's Restoration comedy She Stoops to Conquer in Bath last night. The Birmingham Rep production brings Colin Baker and Liza Goddard (pictured) back together as the Hardcastles in a production which also boasts excellent performances from two relative newcomers, Tony Broadbent as the mischievous Tony Lumpkin whose misleading advice leads to all the misunderstandings, and Dorothea Myer-Bennett as Kate Hardcastle. The innovative production restores the 'prologue' tradition of the 1770s when the play was first performed, and has excellent folk music accompaniment.

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