Thomas Middleton's seventeenth century drama about love, desire and tragedy.
"Women Beware Women" follows Bianca who flees from her rich and comfortable life to marry the poor and insecure Leantio. The Jacobean tragedy contains incest, unrequited love and secret relationships. Directed by Amy Hodge (Mr Gum and The Dancing Bear - The Musical!).
Unfortunately, Amy Hodge’s Eighties-set revival repeatedly misfires, particularly in the labyrinthine first half. It’s by turns gimmicky, arch and silly...It’s a waste to play the whole thing for laughs.'
In our current political moment...this play ought to be right on the money. Such a shame that, in a production lacking focus, precision and potency, none of its sordid cruelties really seem to matter.'
Despite some dramatic moments peeking through, the effect of this stylised production leads to an ending peppered with stifled laughter... This production is most definitely style over substance...'