It's time for my review of Dear Lupin.
I was very keen to see James Fox live onstage in the new West End play: Dear Lupin. I am sad to say I was let down. I really hate to say it but in my view Jack Fox cannot act. This seems to be a classic example of when a son thinks he can act just because his parent(s) are famous actors. It kind of reminds me of a kind of a Paris Hilton-Kathy Hilton. I know Jack was trying his hardest and perhaps this may have been the problem. Jack's character gets quite badly ill, but Jack didn't play this with much emotion so I ended up not really feeling sorry for him. I also found that I didn't find it very funny. There were parts where people were laughing and I was like "Wait… was I supposed to laugh there?" I sniggered about once or twice and that was it. The play seemed to really lack the emotion from the actors during the really sad scenes. I shed one tear, but if it had been acted properly I would have had a lot more tears. The intro was James Fox's character taking a 'Mastermind' quiz about himself. Was that supposed to be funny? Because if so mission failed. I also found the play itself wasn't that interesting, the storyline was pretty basic. This could be fixed if they added sharper scenes. However enough negatives, lets move on to the positives! The way they used the set was very clever. At one point they used a desk and lamps to portray a car. I thought James Fox was good as Roger. The one or two times I sniggered were at his lines. I also like the sound effects, they were very clever. The dialogue was also fairly good in certain places. Overall though I was not very impressed but wish James and Jack luck with the rest of their run.
The featured star of Dear Lupin is, drum roll please… JAMES FOX!
I really think James tried his best, so kudos to him for that. I think he is a very funny actor and I really hope he moves on to better stuff after this show.
Now for my final verdict on Dear Lupin. I give Dear Lupin…
I thought about giving it two stars, but to be fair it was only their second preview. To get anywhere near a good review there's a lot they need to change.
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 Romeo and Juliet.
Thanks for reading!
*Please note this show has now closed.