We are going to see this play at the Almeida in a few weeks – it caught my eye because a) it got three stars in The Week and b) it’s at the Almeida which is a reliable theatre in a fun part of town (Angel). Also tickets at the Almeida are in the £25 range…so lower stakes than the Keira Knightly/Elizabeth Moss show which I’m embarrassed to admit were three times that.
The website copy is below – the plot worries me a bit, but the NYT review back in 2009 said “Gina Gionfriddo’s corker of a new play, “Becky Shaw,” is as engrossing as it is ferociously funny” which is fairly positive for them.
Almeida: “From the moment that Becky arrives overdressed for her blind date with straight-talking Max, it’s clear the evening won’t go to plan. Gina Gionfriddo’s play is a biting American comedy that enjoyed massive success Off-Broadway in 2009.”
I’ve also just discovered in Googling to write this post that the play was a finalist for a Pulitzer. And, I just found the Telegraph’s review of the current production, which says “This production, with a sharp funny script and superb acting, is the most enjoyable thing Charles Spencer has seen for a long time.” So – cautiously optimistic. Join us if you can!