By John Threlfall
By Adrian Chamberlain
Farmer’s performance on Thursday night was vaudevillian in the best sense of the word. A big man, he brings a wonderful physicality to the role, both in gesture and facial expression. There was a bit of Red Skelton (the good Red, not the hammy Red) in Farmer’s acting. It was difficult to imagine someone else playing the role—always a sign an actor is doing something right.
Rating: Four Stars (out of five)
Below: Gary Farmer and David Ferry. (Tim Matheson)