Deathwatch presents a high degree of difficulty: it's just three characters in a small cell, on stage the entire time. That requires a tight dynamic from the cast; something that occasionally slips. But Joseph Quinn, as the impish Maurice, manages to inject a madcap exuberance to the proceedings. The set is also appealing, and the refurbished Coronet continues to prove itself as an atmospheric West London gem. With its Circus reds and plush curtains, you forget it's supposed to be a prison until the convicts jump into the ring.
This is probably one for die-hard Genet fans, if only to check out the new translation.
|What||Deathwatch, The Print Room|
|Where||The Coronet Theatre, Print Room, 103 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Notting Hill Gate (underground)|
11 Apr 16 – 07 May 16, Saturday matinee at 15:00
|Price||£16 - £27|
|Website||Tickets available now|