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A different performance that is entertaining and informing,
This review is from: A King's Speech (BBC Radio 4) (Audio CD)
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A single CD lasting only 45 minutes - that being the only serious criticism. For the cost I expected a 60 to 75 minute performance.
That aside the play itself is excellent. Not to be confused with the award winning movie, the material is very different yet on the same theme. As a lover of the movie I jumped at the chance of the play. This is not the movie without pictures - this is taken from a different angle and is different enough to make it unique.
The performance is not ruined by music or too many sound effects. The range of actors includes those representing the princesses Elizabeth and Margaret.
Logue is still a main feature and the insight into some events is very good. I especially liked the idea of the royal family counting 1..2..3 before walking onto the balcony to wave to the crowds.
The quality is as good as any Radio 4 afternoon performance that you would expect but a very topical subject with a refreshing change of perspective from the movie that seems to enhance it rather than compete with it.