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Tadzio Speaks . . .
Death in Venice Revisited
Reviews
play synopsis and background



"eloquent and descriptive prose done full justice by Peacock's performance"
The Public Reviews


"words always deeply poetic . . . Peacock takes the material and owns it on stage"
Views from the Gods
Now We Are Pope; Frederick Rolfe in Venice, by Martin Foreman



An intense one-man play is like Marmite - you either love or hate it. Here is every review we have come across of Tadzio Speaks . . . ; some include reviews to the companion plays Angel and Now We Are Pope. Production dates:


Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 18 - 23 August 2014
Etcetera Theatre, Camden, November 2013 & 8 - 13 July 2014
Lord Stanley Theatre, Camden, July 2013



They liked it

everythingtheatre.co.uk
review posted November 2013; confirmed online August 2015



"a clever concept, written with flair and empathy and there is plenty of weight in the subject matter."


"Entertaining lunchtime drama"


"played with vigour and commitment by Christopher Peacock. Peacock is eloquent and colourful in his presentation and there is a passion infused in the performance . . . leaves no doubt about the enigmatic effect that this watcher has on Tadzio"
viewsfromthegods.co.uk
review posted July 2013; confirmed online August 2015



"words always deeply poetic . . . Peacock takes the material
Christopher Peacock as Tadzio
Christopher Peacock as Tadzio
and owns it on stage . . . a deeply personal remembrance and once we're privileged to overhear"
thepublicreviews.com
review posted November 2013; confirmed online August 2015



J B Priestley's The Rose and Crown
The Rose and Crown
Edinburgh Fringe 2016


edinburghguide.com

britishtheatreguide.info


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"Foreman's eloquent and descriptive prose, here done full justice by Peacock's performance."
tvbomb.co.uk
review posted August 2014; confirmed online August 2015


"elegantly staged . . . full of insight"
Not so keen

playstosee.com
review posted July 2014; confirmed online August 2015



"While intriguing in concept, the agonized childishness of a grown man and the detailed recapturing of an entire novel in a one-act play grows tiresome and painful. The flowery language becomes uncomfortable to watch in the hands of an actor not quite up to the challenge."
everything-theatre.co.uk (a different reviewer from above)
review posted July 2014; confirmed online August 2015



"I liked that these pieces were challenging, and charged headfirst into the tricky areas of religion and sexuality. Unfortunately, the structure and execution weren't strong enough to really connect with this reviewer."
thepublicreviews.com (a different reviewer from above)
review posted July 2014; confirmed online August 2015



"Peacock's performance, aided by a beach set and a smart linen suit, does capture some of the repressive heat of Venice during a cholera outbreak, but again, the direction and Peacock's performance are trying a little too hard and the monologue suffers because of this."









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