I went to see this last week when it first opened. In short, it was really enjoyable.On the Waterfront is an adaptation of the famous legendary movie, made famous by Marlon Brando’s amazing performance.
This stage version is directed and acted by Steven Berkoff. The production was completely different from any other shows I have seen recently. The cast are the most interesting collection of stage actors I have seen on a London stage as they have such characters etched on their faces.
In most of the scenes, the actors are moving in slow motion to the background of great music throughout. The cast play mutliple roles and switch over quite convincingly. My favourite scene is when the cast line up as a bunch of pigeons ina copp. THat is the most ingenious and hilarious scene I have seen in ages.
The acting by the lead is really strong and the whole cast has to be commended for a fantastic performance. A must see.
Booking to 27 April 2009
Theatre Royal Haymarket
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