Thursday, 28 June 2012
The second half held the dubious promise of Adolf Hitler's views of a perfect world. Perhaps Simon Stephens, whose contribution was also due after the interval, could have pulled it all together. Unfortunately Andy and I couldn't face another hour of feeling terribly sorry for the floundering actors, on the off-chance of finding out. As each protracted sketch finally reaches its end, its blueprint for a perfect world proven a failure (positive! thinking!) the actors shred the blueprint. I find shredding quite satisfying as chores go, but never before have I wished I was actually doing some shredding rather than watching a show.
Utopia by Thomas Eccleshare, Josh Roche, Steve Marmion, Dylan Moran, Michael Chaplin, Zoe Cooper, Chi Onwurrah MP, Adolf Hitler, Aldous Huxley, Alistair McDowall, Janice Okoh and Simon Stephens is booking until the 14th of July at Soho Theatre.
Running time: Advertised as 2 hours 20 minutes including interval (I can't confirm if this is accurate.)