I saw Private Lives last Sunday afternoon at the Belvoir. It was pithy, cerebral and anarchic - dysfunction has never been more hilarious. Watching the audience cringe, roar and look horrified, was most amusing. Toby Schmitz owned the stage from start to finish. His performance had so much scope. He did everything with apparent ease. I'm very keen to see Toby take on Hamlet's antic disposition in 2013.
On another note, 4 members of Bell Shakespeare's team visited work midway through last term. The Yr 10s were glued. The large Islander chap who played Macbeth was so mesmerizing he had many kids looking behind themselves for his air drawn dagger. Now that's a performance.
LJ, October 4 2012.