Lashings of lemonade and jolly japes on the river were delivered by The Original Theatre Company’s adaptation of Jerome K. Jeromes Victorian classic. The premise was/is essentially a travelogue encapsulating the frollicks of three friends escaping the daily grind of the city. What raises the text above most others is it’s undeniable wit, charm and willingness to embrace the absurdity of life and as an artistic form (all brilliantly showcased to the full by the cast and Montmorency, the talking stuffed dog). The set design was so good, I could honestly smell the stale ale and oak panelling of the pub’s backroom. Wonderful.
Connaught Theatre, Worthing, 17 October 2012