‘This is a half archaeological curiosity, half timeless fun. I had expected only mild interest in four obscure Victorian one-act farces but the plays proved me wrong with perfectly judged renderings by the European Arts Company.’
‘The three performers, Richard Latham, Asta Parry and John O'Connor, throw themselves into their roles with madcap glee, expertly giving life to the stereotypes, and playing the slapstick with cheeky knowingness. This is a very entertaining evening, fascinating for students of theatre history, but also enjoyable on its own terms.’
‘The terrific venue of Wilton’s Music Hall, recently saved from the philistine’s bulldozers, is the perfect home for Four Farces. For an evening of quality lowbrow Victorian entertainment played at full throttle, you can’t go wrong. This full-blooded presentation of the best of Victorian broad comedies makes for a delightfully entertaining evening.’
‘The production moves at an excellent clip and has just the right flavour of knowing silliness. Marvellously lyrical and inventive'
‘I thoroughly recommend seeing Four Farces, particularly for any comedy fan – you really can begin to discern the heritage of acts like Morecombe and Wise and Monty Python in these four old farces. The show was funny and quirky, and makes for a highly enjoyable evening of theatre, totally befitting to the charming old music hall.
‘It is lovely to see these little pieces performed in a contemporary setting for them. An authentically eccentric performance with impeccable throwaway timing. Shades of Pirandello, or even Monty Python.’