Mark Jenkins’ play is a brilliant exploration of one of film’s iconic figures, Orson Welles. Through Christian McKay’s confident performance, under Josh Richard’s direction, the play examines the seeds of Welles’ self-destruction, sown in his youth.
As Alistair Spoke wrote in The Daily Telegraph, “The arc of his career, from overachieving wunderkind to an overweight clown, has the simplicity of classical tragedy and makes for compelling theatre.”
Lyn Gardner wrote in The Guardian “… a meditation on the mysteries of prodigy and creativity, success and failure.”
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