Readers, what can I add to the plaudits afforded by much more eminent reviewers? Not much except to say that it was a complete HAMFEST of the best kind! FS and Simon Russell Beale were clearly having a blast and Richard Briers was terrific as the mild-mannered, Adophus 'Dolly' Spanker. Maybe it had something to do with it being the final performance I suppose, but all of them seemed to throw caution to the wind and in final few scenes, displayed some energetic dance moves.
But back to FS & SRB, both of whom in their turn made their characters sexually ambivalent with hilarious consequences. I was not familiar with the playwright, Boucicoult prior to last night but now understand why he was a star in his day. One can easily imagine this playing to rowdy, raucous 19th century playhouses.
Loved it, love them, a good night out!