Sound & Fury @ Little Theatre
10:20pm, Mon 1 Mar 2004
Short Review: A ridiculous mess
Three men do a necessarily abridged version of Hamlet within about 40 minutes.
That’s about all there is to it, really.
Yes, this is another one of LA-based Sound & Fury’s Fakespearean plays, which works hard to get the juvenile and slapstick laughs running thick and fast. There’s a fair few amusing bits, and the trio worked well together, but I always felt one step removed from the action – a kind of overwhelming feeling that I wasn’t in on the joke.
Which is a shame, really. Sound & Fury are obviously talented – the timing between them is immaculate – but I just wish that power could be used for good, instead of evil.