Friday, June 23, 2006

The Play's The Thing - reviews

The reviews are in for On The Third Day by Kate Betts, winner of Channel 4's The Play's The Thing contest. And they're not too bad.

Both The Guardian and The Times give it three stars out of five, while Charles Spencer in The Daily Telegraph admits to being "unexpectedly impressed".

All the critics have their reservations about the play and the process, however, with Paul Taylor in The Independent finding little to like about either.
From the point of view of finding new talent, it would have been better to spend the money on a mini-festival at the Bush or the Gate. But that would not have been invidious enough for TV, which will never be theatre's route to rescue.
The final show of the series goes out on Channel 4 on Saturday night.

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