By Alfred Uhry
Directed by Richard Beecham
Company: Theatre Royal Bath
Venue: Chichester Festival Theatre
Date: Thursday 30th November 2017
This was a pleasant surprise. Having seen a decent touring production at the Theatre Royal Brighton in 1993, I considered this a fairly average play: I was happy to see it again but didn’t have high expectations. Steve had also seen the production at the Old Vic in 2011, in which Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones demonstrated that they might have been the right age, but they no longer had the power to do the parts justice.