"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. "
(Macbeth: Act V Scene V)
'The Price' by Arthur Miller
Directed by: David Hemsley-Brown
This production was the first to be presented by Lighted Fools in The Mill Studio at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
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'A beautifully intelligent play about two brothers.......pinned in positions of flight from their own histories' (Observer)
Victor, a New York cop nearing retirement, moves among furniture in the disused attic of a house marked for demolition. Cabinets, desks, a damaged harp, an overstuffed armchair - the relics of a lost life of affluence he's finally come to sell. But when his brother Walter, who he hasn't spoken to in years, arrives, the talk stops being just about whether Victor's been offered a fair price for the furniture, and turns to the price that one and not the other of them paid when their father lost both his fortune and the will to go on...
REVIEW OF 'THE PRICE' BY JEFF THOMSON
COMMENTS FROM OUR AUDIENCE ON 'THE PRICE'
You all clearly deliberate at some length in selecting some of the finest plays to suit the small company and intimate theatres
We thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Congratulations to all the cast
We both thoroughly enjoyed the play last night. The cast did an excellent job on this thought provoking piece
The Play was very enjoyable and the acting was extremely good
It was so real ... I cried through most of the second half'!
Great production. Exemplary characterisation
I just have to tell you how massively impressed we were last night.
What a performance!
We three thoroughly enjoyed it.
Couldn't believe how professional it was.
How on earth did Victor do that opening scene on his own? That was outstanding.
Make sure you keep us informed of future performances.
We really, really enjoyed The Price last night - great acting and a great production!
A wonderful portrayal of Gregory Solomon.
Another great success
The boiled egg scene was brilliant
Well done, probably your best!
Congratulations! Wonderful performance!
The production was top class, really professional.
Solomon’s characterisation was excellent. Took me back to N.Y.
I thought that Victor was pivotal and David Webb superb in a very difficult part.
Thought your production would go down well at the Orange Theatre in Richmond
Just wanted to say how much we both enjoyed the performance last night - absolutely outstanding!
Really enjoyed the play yesterday afternoon and thought you were so good - better than many professionals
Just wanted to let you know how much we all enjoyed the production last night.
Solomon’s eating of the egg was hilarious.
We found the play totally compelling; the way it was staged, the direction and acting were all simply superb.
Polly King was wonderful with her sustained accent, expressive face and amazing control.
I reckon it was the best thing I've seen from Lighted Fools.
A really fabulous theatre experience
Graham Collier was wonderful and his entrance was superb
You should be touring this production, it is so good.
Congratulations on ‘The Price’! I thought it was brilliant – the acting was first class from all of you and the set was tremendous.
It was lovely to see such an excellent well executed set, full of interest, conceived in the small area of The Mill and with a wooden type floor to define audience and actors.
I so enjoyed David Webb’s opening piece! So good to feel the silence of the audience matching his as he moved about the space
Richard Parish’s bumbling but knowledgeable Solomon was a joy to watch!
Marvellous, marvellous show! Thought you were all superb as ever!
Great performances all round and a thought provoking intelligent play.
A great evening last night. They say ‘Hell is other people’, but I think one's own family can rank right up there at times!
David Webb was brilliant, as usual
We really enjoyed it, very well done and excellently acted all round Some very impressive performances
David Webb is so convincing and he and Graham Collier together generated some real sibling rivalry
Congratulations to all.
Saw the play and loved it
Richard Parish gave a brilliant performance as Gregory Solomon.
The Price is an excellent play and the setting in the Mill was fantastic. Congratulations on the play. It was SUPERB !!!!
How much we enjoyed The Price on Friday night. We were engrossed from start to finish and the time flew.
We loved Richard Parish’s portrayal of Solomon - a wily old devil but so likeable. His mannerisms and gestures and way of sitting down and getting up again and moving around were so 'right' for such an old man - if it weren't for his amazing head of hair, he would have had everyone fooled one hundred per cent.
Hooray for quality. Excellent!
Really enjoyed this show – so thought provoking and moving – brilliant performances
Fantastic – well done to everyone involved
David Webb was outstanding. The extended silence at the beginning as he moved amongst his father's things, reminiscing was so mesmerising, I found myself wanting to know about the items myself!
The Mill Studio is so cosy and intimate it really helped the audience to feel part of the story.
All in all a great cast and a great evening. Thank you so much. I shall definitely keep an eye open for your future productions.