The great lesson to be learned from the Old Vic's staging of "The Philadelphia Story" is that a play should never be confused with its movie adaptation. Tony-winning director Jerry Zaks' fine production stands handsomely on its own.
Amen. Ray Bennett, writing for the Hollywood Reporter and Reuters, follows through on this promising beginning:
In a fine ensemble, Jennifer Ehle and DW Moffet stand out as Tracy and Mike. She's all elegance and quick wit, and he's rangy and slow to burn.
Spare a thought for Adrian Lukis though, who is only mentioned in the context of Kevin Spacey's absence.