It's time for my review on A Delicate Balance.
Now I hate to say this but this was one of the worst shows I have ever seen! First of all it was way too long. It lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes and I got bored in first 25 minutes. I don't mean to be rude but by act 3 I was falling asleep. It felt like torture. I understand it was only a play (not a reference to It's Only a Play) but it had no action. I don't know what Edward Albee was thinking when he wrote this dreary storyline. All that happened was this couple and the wife's alcoholic sister were living in this house when their neighbours moved in as well as their daughter. The daughter doesn't like that her room has been taken so everyone fights and the neighbours move out. THE END. I could have written a better play in my sleep. Most of the parts of the play were utterly pointless as well. It seems A Delicate Balance is not to the English taste. The only good things I can say about the show were that the acting was really good. Glenn Close as Agnes, John Lithgow as Tobias and Lindsay Duncan as Claire were really great at their roles and their professionalism saved the play. I also thought the set was very good and at times the show was amusing. All I can say about this show it was certainly an experience! I found it a bit of a shame as I was really looking forward to it.
The featured star of A Delicate Balance is, drum roll please... GLENN CLOSE!
Edward Ablee should be grateful for Glenn Close because she saved the show from being a total train-wreck.
Now for my final verdict on A Delicate Balance. I give A Delicate Balance...
I was so excited to see Glenn Close, John Lithgow and Lindsay Duncan! I guess somethings just don't work out!
Think it should have got a higher rating? Think it should have got a lower rating? If so comment below.
Join me next time when I will be reviewing Constellations.
Thanks for reading!
*Please note this show has now closed.