Venus in Fur review
Time Out says
Natalie Dormer shines (in shiny boots of leather) in this preposterous Broadway comedy
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With being burnt out but desperate for a theatre fix, this play already won my heart by only being 90 minutes with no interval. I was amazed it was only two actors on the stage but wow, they delivered.
This dark comedy is actually very though provoking, looking into the idea of sub dom culture whilst in the 1800’s. What it covered could actually be brought into today’s society. It definitely joked about a very real topic.
I thought Natalie Dormer’s portrayal of both her characters was really epic and she seemed to have mastered both accents to the point I couldn’t work out which was her real one. David Oakes was also a great actor however I felt Natalie really shone through in this play.
A great play which gets you thinking.
This show was right on point with events happening in the world right now. It showed strength, feminism and power, whilst being so sexy and electric.
The chemistry between Dormer (Vanda) and Oakes (Novachek) was completely on point- you could cut the atmosphere with a knife. This just kept building from her unannounced appearance for an audition right to the awesome “right on” end.
I love Natalie Dormer anyway- but her acting in this was incredible- the way she snapped into her “audition character” and Vanda was amazing and THEN bringing in another accent too was so, so good.
The staging worked so well with the atmosphere of the piece (including the intermittent thunder claps and the moody lighting) and really helped build to the finale. There is no interval for the show, which is a perfect decision it just kept the crescendo going, absolutely no chance of any let up of chemistry for the audience.
A must see before the run ends!!