She Stoops to Conquer

West End


National Theatre, Olivier

Until Sat Apr 21 2012

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Sophie Thompson gives a performance with such little evidence of acting talent that the jaw drops! What is that accent??? And why are the actors miked with the sound at such a painful level that the ears are left ringing? Is the calibre of actor now being employed at the NT so low that they were not taught to project? Are there no voice classes at drama school any more? By miking the actors the NT take away the energy level required to fill the Olivier Theatre (he will be turning in his grave), thus denuding the performances and leaving the actors with only cheap physical business to try to lift a thoroughly dull evening. This is an appalling production of a wonderful play. Stay away!!!


A hoot! A strong performance by all, though hats off to a particularly brilliant performance from Sophie Thompson