I love the theatre and I’m not a great reviewer. I can tell you if I enjoyed something, I can tell you if the actor was good. I don’t read plays and I can’t talk at length about this stuff.
That said, if you are in or near London anytime soon, you should go and see One Man, Two Guvnors, it’s sold out at the National Theatre, but it’s transferring to the Adelphi in November.
It was so much fun, the musical intervals were fantastic. James Corden was brilliant (and he must have been exhausted at the end of the play!), the cast really did look like they were having a blast. I think farce is probably harder for actors than melodrama to get right and they got this right.
Really if you can, go and see this.