Remembrance of Things Past


A round up of the press notices by Darren Dalglish

This production received mixed notices from the popular press .... THE GUARDIAN describes the production as "Fluid and inventive." THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Ravishing is the word for it. Marcel Proust's vast novel, his reminiscence of childhood, love and desire in high French society, has been triumphantly compressed, distilled and transmuted for performance on stage." THE STAGE says, "It is the general atmosphere, conveyed on a largely empty stage, which is the main achievement of Trevis' production." THE STAGE goes on to say, "Of necessity the acting style has to be direct, and most of the cast accomplish it." THE SUNDAY TIMES describes the play as "a thrilling suprise". SHERIDAN MORLEY for TELETEXT says, "This is a child's guide to Proust and an epic social history of 20th-century France. A great National achievement." TIME OUT says, "Sebastian Harcombe brings a languid touch to the character of Marcel, but elsewhere the acting is often crude." THE TIMES says, "It pains me to say that the play falls shorter of those unscalable Proustian peaks than the film script...." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Journey from page to stage leaves Proust and Pinter's Remembrance sadly forgettable." THE INDEPENDENT says, "Unfortunately, Trevis's production is awash with instantly forgettable moments and at some points, it's also excruciatingly clumsy."

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