‘Chaos that sparkled ! Liberally peppered with much hilarity, Goldoni’s classic farce stormed into Farnham.’
Sumptuous costumes and a talented cast performed a real classic.
A great recipe for a perfect summer’s evening !
Last week the Guildburys returned to Farnham Castle for their annual open air performance. Graham Russell Price, playing the part of Truffaldino had impeccable comic timing. Kathryn Attwood as Beatrice, was brilliant in her role, as was Andrew Donovan in the part of Florindo, who worked perfectly with Truffaldino. Harriet Scopes as Smeraldina, the feisty servant, and Phill Griffith as Silvio both played their roles in a way that truly endeared them to the audience. Major praise has to go to the brilliant Graham Russell-Price, who was central to the complete production and didn’t falter once. His character had all the wit, charm, honesty and inventiveness needed to keep the audience enthralled throughout.The castle setting played its part as a backdrop to a simple but effective set. I had no clue what to expect but this performance succeeded – a ‘Master of Comic Timing’.
Sarah Hollands. Farnham Herald
Farnham Castle July 16-19 2008
Production photographs © Guildburys Tony Charters
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