Sandy Pritchard-Gordon

Sandy Pritchard-Gordon
Theatre Blog

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Inadmissible Evidence at The Donmar

It was off to The Donmar last night to see Inadmissible Evidence.  My early distraction at losing my stamped car park ticket was immediately dispelled as Douglas Hodge enthralled from start to finish.  He plays Bill Maitland, a seedy, middle-aged lawyer in the throes of a melt down on experiencing the breakdown of his professional and personal life, made all the more devastating as he has only himself to blame.  It is a wonderful, if exhausting part for an actor to play and Douglas Hodge more than does it justice.  By turns, funny, desperate, angry and pathetic, he manages to illicit our sympathy, despite being a nightmare to those around him.   There is wonderful support on hand, particularly from Al Weaver as Jones and Daniel Ryan as Hudson.  It is wordy but in the hands of the director, Jamie Lloyd and his leading man, who gives a damn.  Definitely a must see. 

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