The cast delivered a solid and enjoyable performance, though I felt at times the characterisation lacked confidence a little. While the action took a little while to get going, the final third was extremely funny and performed with gusto – it would have been nice to see that level of energy throughout. These are small quibbles however, and some of the performances were consistently good - Edmund White was hilarious as Major Magnus Muldoon, and I also liked Rob Mcinerney as Birdboot the critic – his realisation of the plot twist was genuinely shocking.
This was an extremely likable production of a very funny play, performed in idyllic surroundings; the audience clearly enjoyed the show a lot and the atmosphere was lovely. It’s possible to come into the grounds an hour early with a picnic and drinks, which I would recommend, as it really is a beautiful space, and tickets also get you entrance to the college grounds. Overall, this play is an extremely pleasant way to spend an evening or a sunny afternoon.