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This is as much a review piece for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at the Globe as it is a review for the play itself. I was invited by a friend who purchased standing tickets on the side of the top tier and the sight lines is not great at all. There are pillars in the way and the rake is not steep enough and half the stage is obscured. It was as if I was standing for an hour and half for an radio play which defeats the purpose of theatre going. As intimate and warm as the candle lit space is suppose to be, it is disappointing that some of the sight line can be as poor as this. Granted, it is a cut price standing ticket but nonetheless, one cannot be satisfied by the view. Luckily, the view improved for the second half as there are a couple of free seats available towards the centre of the upper tier and the whole space begins to make more sense.

The space aside, the production is well acted and has a good balance of comedy lightness and a suitably chilling traumatic final scene. There are some fats which can be trimmed but it is always good reasons to have the full length piece. The doomed love between the siblings has a nativity and a believable affection for each other. It is enjoyable as long as a good seat can be found.

 

 

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