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The Captain Of Köpenick (Best Kept Secret Theatre Company)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

The Best Kept Secret Theatre Company’s enigmatic programme doesn’t offer much in the way of explaining who they are. What it does give is the Central School of Speech and Drama’s crest – perhaps this is the ‘secret’. On viewing the play, a satire on Prussian bureaucracy written in 1931,  I was not surprised that this renowned drama school is involved; the acting is high quality for the most part, although sometimes a bit overly stagy, the comic timing is astute, and the staging is spick and span. David Fairs delivered a touching performance as the protagonist Wilhelm Voigt, managing to be both slimy and sweet, and Matt Alexander deserves a special mention for the merriment he brought to his various roles.

theSpaces at Surgeons Hall, 22 – 27 Aug, 4.10pm (5.45pm), £7.00 – £10.00, fpp247.
tw rating 3/5