REVIEW: GOOD @ ROYAL EXCHANGE

Copy: The Stage, 18/10/2011

>>Nice to see the Royal Exchange in Manchester beginning to try out new directors rather than sticking with the tried and trusted. Polly Findlay says in the programme notes that CP Taylor’s Good, the tale of an ostensibly sensible man in Nazi Germany who descends into complicit agreement with the Final Solution, is one of the finest pieces of writing in the 20th century. It’s not – simply because it’s never really that clear why Professor Halder makes the choices he does. But Findlay’s direction is fluid and fun (yes, this is a comedy of sorts).

“Taylor was keen to cast Good as a tragedy wrapped up in a musical comedy, and as the conflicted, corrupted Professor Halder, Adrian Rawlings brilliantly shifts between light and dark.”

 

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