Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Reuters reviews Philadelphia Story

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.

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