A reimagining of Ben Jonson’s Jacobean comedy set during an infamous fair in London.
"Bartholomew Fair" captures London life and society in Jacobean England on the grounds of a riotous fair. Blanche McIntyre directs a fun revival of the comedy written by seventeenth century English playwright, Ben Jonson.
Jonson’s rackety slice of 1614 London life is here given a raucous, coarsely amusing update by Blanche McIntyre...her staging stays mostly on the right side of panto, with moments of fine comedy and one chilling interlude.'
Blanche McIntyre’s modern dress production throws in endless ideas; an excellent cast give it their all...yet all that energy doesn’t come close to making sense of a densely written comedy with...a convoluted storyline.'
It definitely hasn't aged as well as some of the best Jacobean plays out there, but what is nice to report is that director Blanche McIntyre has a very solid stab at bringing it into the modern-day...'