Jo Ledingham's review of John & Beatrice came out in today's Courier.
Ledingham had lots of praise for our original production of this show, so it's interesting to see her compare the two versions.
"John & Beatrice is back, but what a difference...Vincent Gale is still John, but Beatrice, previously played by Karen Rae, is now portrayed by Patricia Drake. [Director Del] Surjik said he started afresh, the quality of these two fine actors being so dissimilar. A 21st-century fairytale is how it seemed in 2007; a year-and-a-half later, John & Beatrice is a darker, sadder tale. And...
John & Beatrice opened this week and this show is smoking hot! Patricia Drake brings a whole new take to the role of Beatrice, and Vincent Gale's John is as fiery as the first time around.
"It's a different play and, for some who have seen both, better this time around. For me, it's not better but definitely different; perhaps sadder near the end - and more optimistic right at the end." - Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier
"Beatrice distributes ads saying that she is a wealthy young heiress looking for a man who will 'interest, move and seduce her'. This show did all three to Vancouver...
Thanks to Vancouver. com and The Province's E-list for listing John & Beatrice as one of the top things to do in Vancouver this week!
(Please note, showtime is 8PM, not 7:00 as listed in the Province.)