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Absolutely!!(Perhaps) extends three weeks and now closes 13 Sep 03
Absolutely!(Perhaps), by Luigi Pirandello, in a new version Martin Sherman, has been extended by three weeks and will now close on 13 Sep 03 at the Wyndham's Theatre (The show was booking to 23 Aug 03).
The play opened in May 03 to terrific notices from the popular press: NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Riveting contemporaneity...fresh, witty.." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "You would be hard pressed to find a more dazzling first act in London theatre ....it is like a thriller without the boring bits." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Gripping and entertaining." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Outstanding production."
The cast includes: Joan Plowright (Signora Frola), Oliver Ford Davies (Laudisi), Anna Carteret (Signora Sirelli), Liza Tarbuck (Amalia), Brid Brennan (Cini), Sian Brooke (Dina), Darrell D'Silva (Ponza), Gawn Grainger (Signor Sirelli), Lolly Susi (Signora Nenni), Barry Stanton (Agazzi).
This production is directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
The play is adapted from Pirandello’s “Right You Are If You Think So”, which received its London premiere in 1925 under the title “And That’s the Truth” at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.
This dreamlike play will leave you wondering whether to trust your own eyes. There are enigmatic newcomers in town: the dark, intense, ‘Ponza’, his shy, rather eccentric mother-in-law ‘Signora Frola’; and his reclusive young wife. No one understands their bizarre living arrangements. Everyone has a different theory as to the truth - and no one will countenance any other explanation. No one, that is, except for the wry and elegant ‘Laudisi’. He mischievously offers to establish the truth - and takes delight in his neighbours' growing frustration as they watch: “fantasy and reality dancing together, rather gracefully in fact - and suddenly you can't tell the difference between them”.