Excellent, excellent, excellent.
I have very little experience with theatre, so am not that qualified to give this very short review. But here is what I have to say about Frost/Nixon presently showing at London’s West End’s Gielgud Theatre.
I enjoyed the history, I enjoyed the story line, I enjoyed the acting and I enjoyed the theatre.
It was wonderful watching theatre that was political and relevant to both today’s political arena and the Watergate era. It was a good history lesson and a good warning siren for today’s political culture.
I particularly liked the acting of Frank Langella who played the part of Richard Nixon. My favourite character was Jim Elliot played by Elliot Cowan, he played well the part of a history changing geek. I think Michael Sheen played his role of Michael Frost well. However I never managed to like him. He was just too sleazy for me.
I loved the minimal use of props. I have an imagination and it was great being encouraged to use it. I really do not know much about theatre but if the Director Michael Grandage was responsible for the stage layout and the use of the television cameras etc., then he did an excellent job.
Well done, the play was a good experience and a good encouragement to get out from behind screens and to watch more theatre.