It's time for my review of Misery.
When I decided what shows I was going to see for my theatre marathon Misery was near the top because I wanted to see Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf, nevertheless due to reading a few bad reviews I decided to pull out. However I wanted to see a matinee and Misery seemed to be the best show on that had a matinee today. I'm very glad I went to see this show and I don't know why I was worried as it was great! The show was very well directed and the revolving set was beautifully designed. The storyline is a very clever one and one that my heat pounding throughout. The synopsis is: Successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued from a car crash by his 'Number One Fan,' Annie Wilkes, and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads the manuscript to his newest novel and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new 'Misery' novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and if he does not make her deadline, it will. It was very well scripted and had a clever use of humour. The use of props was done extremely well as was the injury make-up. The length was good as it wasn't too long or too short. I was on the edge of my seat through out the entire play and the way the tension was built up was good. The cast featured Bruce Willis as Paul Sheldon, Laurie Metcalf as Annie Wilkes and Leon Addison Brown as Buster. Many reviewers have criticised Bruce Willis, which I can't really understand as I thought he was extremely well casted. Laurie was utter perfection in this role and showed amazing versatility.
The featured star of Misery is, drum roll please… LAURIE METCALF!
Laurie is stunning in this role! I am 85% sure Laurie will win this years Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Play as she really deserves this award because she is truly amazing!
Now for my final verdict on Misery. I give Misery…
I am surprised that this show got the reviews it did as I really enjoyed it and I am sure the show would be appreciated more in London.
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 King Charles III.
Thanks for reading!