This is an excellent play. It is witty, sad, deep and has great resonance for middle class, semi-rural England. But it does need to done with a light and lively touch or it becomes a moan.
This production is a mixed bag. It was a Saturday matinee and the audience was tiny which did not help. But also some of the performances seemed unnecessarily heavy and solemn – almost lifeless. We still enjoyed ourselves but it seemed like a missed opportunity.