The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.
At the Everyman on a very warm evening an appreciative audience had the pleasure to see a first rate performance of Robert Tressells THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS. A new production adapted by Howard Brenton ticked all the boxes! It was funny, political and full of passion , I like the music I felt the songs were very appropriate to set the mood and added interest to the whole play. Very clever use of sets which with on stage change of costume built up a vivid and bleak picture of the era, the interval was needed to cool down and draw breath after the intensity of the first act. I enjoy the sense of being close to the action in the EVERYMAN of being drawn into the story and felt that the subject is strangely appropriate in the economic and political climate of today. Good casting and brilliant acting, I would recommend this and I believe that it is possible to use the ’08 card for a reduced ticket price of £10 for the first nine performances. Check it out! I also want to check out Laura Davies (Arts Editor for the DAILY POST) review . I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did Laura.