O M G – ich glaube, das wird ein richtiger Spaß in knapp drei Wochen:
[James McAvoy’s] Jack Gurney is by turns charming[…] and even more chilling than his Macbeth here last season; his smile can charm you across a flowery meadow or make you resolve never to risk walking down a darkened alley with him.
… the piece has a juicy lead role that Peter O’Toole played on screen with mercurial fervour. Following in his footsteps, James McAvoy lends Jamie Lloyd’s revival a no less astonishing physical bravura. […] the play is held together by McAvoy’s mesmerising performance.
Whatever you think of Peter Barnes’s riotously funny-peculiar assault on the English upper class and their deranged tendencies – not seen in the West End since its 1969 premiere – you have to chalk McAvoy’s performance down as one of the year’s must-sees. […] McAvoy has tremendous, infectious fun as this charismatic holy fool, a role taken by Peter O’Toole in the 1972 film version. Eyes glinting with mischief, smiling beatifically, he takes Barnes’s luxuriantly freewheeling speeches at often breath-taking speed so that even when they jump the rails of sense, we’re still hooked.
Kaum zu glauben, dass schauwerte und ich DAS erleben werden! 🙂 Und wie gut, dass ich mir gleich für zwei Vorstellungen Tickets gekauft habe! 🙂 Wow, das macht mich ganz hibbelig…