E.M. Forster's 1908 romantic satire about Brits of the middling upper crust is famously sharp, funny, silly, and benevolent. L.A. Theatre Works' scripted adaptation honors all of the novel's best qualities, with a slight emphasis on the plot's silliness, which shrouds but does not obliterate Forster's social commentary. No matter how you listen--for madcap froth or to skewer bourgeois pretentions--there is much to relish in this production about Britons abroad and at home. Eleanor Tomlinson's Lucy is naïve and sincere; Julian Sands, who played young George in the 1985 film, returns believably as George's bluff, kind father. Eugene Simon does a soulful turn as George. Rosalind Ayres's Aunt Charlotte is heartbreakingly snobbish. And Matthew Wolf's Cecil Vyse is perfectly pompous. Enjoy. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2019]
Trade Ed. L.A. Theatre Works 2019
CD ISBN 9781682660935 $29.95 Two CDs
DD ISBN 9781682660942 $4.95
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