Mini-review – Frost/Nixon – Gielgud Theatre

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NOTE: This was ultimately the best play I saw in 2006.

Last night’s play Frost Nixon was insanely good. I never thought a play about a president would be really interesting, but Nixon had the dramatic power of Oedipus or Lear, with a fantastic actor (Michael Sheen) portraying him. The show itself – well, I was reminded of The Crucible, with modern events seeming only too tellingly inferred in the dialogue taking place on stage. Yes, this was the best play I’ve seen all year. I only regret not managing to catch it at the Donmar!

(This review is for a performance that took place November 23, 2006, and the review was migrated from another blog.)

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