Russell Bolam’s production makes a virtue of simplicity…its chief fascination is Hunter’s Cyrano. It’s a performance that confirms what we already knew: that Hunter is an astonishing shape-shifting performer who can play just about anything.
Director Russell Bolam has imbued the production with a degree of playfulness. Guns and swords become long canes, and all duels and jousts become choreographed dances...it’s a rollicking good laugh from start to finish, and for Hunter alone this is not a production to be missed.
There’s great fun to be had in mocking the male ego: men wearing tights, swishing their penises and bravado in our faces is just silly in 2016. And when women are doing it, the absurdity is exposed to hilarious effect.