Thursday, 7 August 2008

Massacre at Paris, Aug 7, 2008 **

Massacre at Paris
By Christopher Marlowe, by Doorslam Productions
Where and When: Theatreworks,  Aug 7 to 17, 2008
Reviewer: Kate Herbert

Only a short version survives of Marlowe’s final play about the battle for the French throne and the gruesome massacre of Catholic Hugenots in 1972. 

This production is courageous and is successful in part. The acting is uneven from this new company. 

However, Jenny Lovell revels in the role of the sneering, conniving Catherine de Medici and Joel Davey is comically whiney as Henry III. The costume design is delectable.

By Kate Herbert

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