Friday, November 07, 2008


"Mindgame" at the Soho Playhouse, November 7, 2008

I know it's still in previews, but it does officially open on Sunday, November 9.

I know it's billed as an acclaimed thriller transferring from London.

I know it has a named star (Keith Carradine) and director (Ken Russell), each with his own reputation for excellence.

The play, by Anthony Horowitz, felt like a warmed-over "Deathtrap." The pace was leaden. The British accents only visited England on occasion.

The set was excellent (Beowulf Boritt).

I left at intermission.

UPDATE: November 10, 2008

Seems Mr. Isherwood shares some of my concerns, here.


Anonymous said...

I never trust a review of half a show. Very glib.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that Americans using English accents are always taken to task? Too easy a target. And how can we respect criticism from a one-acter? Show some depth-watch the whole show, then make some worthwhile observations. Otherwise, keep your superiority to yourself. By the way, what have YOU done lately?