Friday, 18 March 2011

Fantastic Falstaff

Congratulations to Roger Allam, who won the Best Actor Olivier Award 2011 for his portrayal of Falstaff in the Dominic-Dromgoole-directed Henry IV Parts 1 and 2.

Of course, the fact that I saw these shows at the Globe Theatre when I was home in England last year makes me especially happy. Although I knew they were excellent at the time, it never does any harm to have that opinion validated by so-called experts.

I feel honoured to have been able to see such great work, which was both thought-provoking and thoroughly enjoyable. I still think of it six months later and crave the opportunity to see such stirling theatre on a regular basis.