A Doll's House National Theatre at Cottesloe Theatre.
IT IS not often that your reviewer is bereft of criticism on leaving the theatre. However, this production never puts a foot wrong. My only cavil is that such a wonderful evening should ultimately be seen by so few people — staged as it has been in the Studio theatres at Stratford and at the Barbican.
Cheryl Campbell's Nova is a tour de force. Simpering childishly one moment, the next flying herself with neurotic energy into the Tarantella. Her moods shifting with lightning speed from second to second. It is a performance of extraordinary energy and passion. Miss Campbell is undoubtedly one of the leading actresses of her generation.
But to praise Nova is not to belittle the other performances — all of which are perfectly judged. In particular Stephen Moore is genially benign as the unbending.
Adrian Noblein's balanced and simply staged production should be given a wider viewing — perhaps televised.