Orson’s Shadow, Southwark Playhouse

Orsons Shadow  3 (small)  Louise Ford (Joan Plowright) and John Hodgkinson (Orson Welles) Photo Simon AnnandThe latest transatlantic transfer is curiously esoteric, concerning as it does an obscure period in the lives of two great men: Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles. The centenary of the latter’s birth makes this an apt moment for the European premiere of Austin Pendleton’s Chicago-originating 2000 play, but its appeal may not extend beyond dedicated students of theatre history.

Read my full theartsdesk review here

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