Thursday, February 02, 2012
Boredom in the Stalls : Murder on the Nile at Richmond Theatre
I saw this Agatha Christie play in a beautiful theatre, tucked away near Richmond Green and a complete contrast to the modern theatre-in-the-round called The Orange Tree, nearer the station.
It was good to spot Carolin Kopplin at the end of the performance. She's a fellow fringe theatre critic whom I met only last week to chat with on press night for 'Sense and Sensibility' (see below) at The Rosemary Branch.
She confirmed that despite the efforts of cast and creative team the play itself was a let-down. As she stated in her own review for the UK Theatre Network, she'd spotted one or two elderly patrons nodding off during the first half.
Here's my review on The Public Reviews website