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

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

"words always deeply poetic . . . Peacock takes the material and owns it on stage"
Views from the Gods        pdf version
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

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

"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"
everythingtheatre.co.uk       November 2013       pdf version

"words always deeply poetic . . . Peacock takes the material and owns it on stage . . . a deeply personal remembrance and once we're privileged to overhear"
viewsfromthegods.co.uk       July 2013       pdf version

Christopher Peacock as Tadzio
Christopher Peacock as Tadzio
"Foreman's eloquent and descriptive prose, here done full justice by Peacock's performance."
thepublicreviews.com       November 2013      pdf version

"elegantly staged . . . full of insight"
tvbomb.co.uk review August 2014 no longer active

Not so keen

"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."
playstosee.com       July 2014       screenshot

"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."
everything-theatre.co.uk (a different reviewer from above)       July 2014       pdf version

"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."
thepublicreviews.com (a different reviewer from above)       July 2014       pdf version

Ben Jonson's Volpone adapted by Martin Foreman

All Edinburgh Theatre

Playscript of the new adaptation
of the classic comedy, with
Mosca and Corbaccia now women

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