Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Inherit the Wind
To the Old Vic last night with sleepy son to see Inherit the Wind. I was fairly sleepy myself. Under normal circumstances both of us would probably have been comatose by half time but this was very enjoyable. David Troughton, in particular, held the stage (just as his character is supposed to) staying just the right side of caricature. Spacey enjoyed playing the great liberal icon, Clarence Darrow, all worldly-wise and witty with it, but perhaps overdid the agedness. St Trev directed with usual aplomb. The play ends rather whimperingly. It could perhaps be fifteen minutes leaner. But a good evening, much enjoyed by both of us.