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Alan Bennett


Rose Theatre, Kingston

25th September - 11th October 2014


The award-winning double bill - An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution.

Sir Anthony Blunt

Michael Pennington


Guy Burgess

Alexander Hanson

Coral Browne

Helen Schlesinger

Tailor/Chubb

Alex Blake

Shop Assistance/

Restorer


Steven Blake

Toyla/Phillips

Dario Coates

Colin

Thomas Coombes



Director

Sarah Esdaile

As Blunt, Michael Pennington captures the passionate but often slightly vague quality of an academic..

-British Theatre Guide


…he has a sure command of the writing’s anecdotal shape and quality..

-What’s on Stage


Michael Pennington towers over the evening as Blunt, the perfect aristocratic mandarin, starchy, wary, examining every question before answering it.-

-The Arts Desk


Michael Pennington is excellent as the coolly composed Blunt

-Barnes Magazine


One of the great Shakespearean actors Michael Pennington plays Blunt and, uniquely, comes up with a human, vulnerable and even fragile version of Blunt.

-Morning Star


Pennington’s performance is brilliant, helped by his uncanny ability to seemingly age about 20 years every time he suspects Her Majesty knows more about him than she is letting on.

-Surrey Comet




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