We had a couple of nights in Bath last weekend and enjoyed a performance of Sheridan's The School for Scandal at the Theatre Royal. It was a stunning performance and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
The picture scene where Charles Surface unwittingly sells off his family portraits to Sir Oliver - his Uncle - was so witty and fast. But, and there's a moral here, he refused to sell the portrait of Uncle Oliver - so, clearly he is the better brother and succeeds in securing his Uncle's fortune. His brother, Joseph, is exposed as a hypocrite and this is confirmed during the wonderful screen scene! Lady Teazle played up wonderfully during this scene - fantastic!
All in all a very entertaining evening, confirming the Theatre Royal as a premier venue for theatrical events. We've already booked for The Ladykillers and Fascinating Aida in October. Before then, however, we have The Country Wife at the Royal Exchange in Manchester to look forward to.