May 22, 2011
Having seen Peter O'Toole in the original run of the play, I have to say that Robert Powell was superb. While O'Toole was - and always be the - definitive stage Jeff, Powell is far more physically like the old rogue and made me feel I was back in '80s Soho again with the threat of a 'you're barred' from Norman always in the air, and the 'French pub versus Coach' debate never settled. Tremendous performance and a massive 'congratulations' to the whole cast for brilliant playing throughout. Loved it to bits.