THE INFORMATION ON: `Nymph Errant'
Friday 13 August 1999
Roger Redfarn's inspired revival of Cole Porter's "forgotten" musical (originally composed in 1933 for Gertrude Lawrence) based on a comic novel by James Laver, a curator at the V&A museum, about a young English virgin who leaves her Swiss finishing school determined to have some fun.
Who's In It?
A versatile band of seven actors successfully suggest a cast of thousands. Rae Baker, in the Gertrude Lawrence role, is delightful as Evangeline on the trail of Mr Right, while Mark Adams is particularly entertaining playing all of her male protectors.
What They Say About It
"Part of the pleasure of director Redfarn's witty revival comes from the cheekily resourceful manner in which this globe-trotting picaresque joke of a show has been scaled down for the Minerva," Paul Taylor, The Independent.
"The most irresistible, inanely irrepressible hit of the summer... a night of dizzy, daffy delight," Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph.
"A brisk, sensibly scaled-down revival that is certainly a collector's item," Michael Billington, The Guardian.
Where You Can See It
Nymph Errant is at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester (01243 7811312) to 4 Sept
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant