ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Death Of A Salesman (Close Up Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

For an audience made lazy by a diet of hour-long Fringe shows, the biggest challenge posed by this production is forcing oneself to sit still for a whole 150 minutes; there were times when waiting for the inevitable tragic ending felt exasperating. This wasn’t helped by some questionable acting, with Willy himself never fully convincing and his boys at times inaudible, although it must be acknowledged this was the first show of the run. On the other hand, Serena Jennings’ Linda Loman was excellent, a moving portrait of a worn-down housewife trying desperately to understand and help her doomed husband, while clever usage was made of the depth of the stage. An acceptable version of a classic.

Greenside, 22 – 27 Aug, 10.30am (1.00pm), £7.00, fpp255.
tw rating 3/5