Oh How I wish I could fly to London and see this play!
Excerpt from NYTimes review by Matt Wolf:
LONDON — Time works in mysterious ways and memory, of course, can play tricks all of its own. Even so, “My Night With Reg” seems in every way stronger in its current Donmar Warehouse incarnation than it did at its acclaimed Royal Court Theater premiere 20 years ago. The answer, no doubt, is a mixture of both in a production whose cast is currently without question the finest ensemble in town.
The final scene features among the more extended sequences of onstage male nudity I have seen of late, handled here without a trace of self-consciousness by Mr. Reeves and Mr. Ovenden, the latter shifting from a musicals-intensive career (the Donmar’s “Grand Hotel” and “Merrily We Roll Along,” among others) to land the part of a carefree rich kid who is developing chinks in his determinedly casual manner.
By that point, though, the nakedness on display seems merely to literalize what we have become aware of well before. Mr. Hastie’s staging has long since laid its characters bare, and the results — by turns funny and wounding — are something to behold.
My Night With Reg. Directed by Robert Hastie. Donmar Warehouse. Through Sept. 27.