Jan 23, 2015

THE SHOEMAKER’S HOLIDAY – Reviews


The Times - 4 stars

‘Romantic intrigue, bawdy jokes, exuberant morris dancing and merry-making…this is jovial fun’

‘Troughton is a gleeful butterball…Vivien parry is a comic treat as his wife Margery’


THE SHOEMAKER’S HOLIDAY – reviews

The Daily Telegraph

4 stars

‘Phillip Breen’s gloriously entertaining account of Dekker’s one surviving sole-authored play, a lovingly crafted city comedy’

‘terrific work too from Viven Parry as Eyre’s wife Margery’

‘The RSC treats us to the finest (and most fabulously attired) ensemble playing in the kingdom’

The Guardian
4 stars
‘The RSC’s shrewdly intelligent take on Thomas Dekker’s Elizabethan drama is both sobering and comic’

‘Simon Eyre, whom David Troughton invests with exactly the right word-spinning glee…strongly supported by Vivien Parry as his ratty, socially pretentious wife.’

WHATSONSTAGE.COM

4 stars

‘Vivien Parry’s outrageous interpretation of his wife, Margery – deliciously over-the-top and inappropriate.’

THE STAGE

4 stars

‘Vivien Parry is glorious as his raucous wife’

‘a good-hearted comedy, full of vernacular wit and vigorous singing and dancing’

Mail on Sunday
★★★★★
'Totally inspired

The Sunday Times
4 stars

 

‘Among a fine ensemble there are standout comic performances from Vivien Parry as his Parvenue wife, Margery, attired in a Kardashian sized farthingale’.

 

 

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