by Robert Bolt; producer Vicky Purnell
14-16 November 1968
Robert Bolt’s 1957 play highlights the domestic tensions of a man at loggerheads with his family, with obvious echoes of Death of a Salesman (although Bolt claimed never to have seen or read Arthur Miller’s classic).
The reviewer felt the Players had over-reached themselves, although an audience member wrote to brand the review as “unnecessarily harsh”.
It’s something of a surprise to see Vicky Purnell as director, eight years after her last of three appearances as an actor.