By John Nathan, November 18, 2010
The central performance in Lindsay Posner's fizzing production is so terrific, I left the theatre not just won over by the exquisite plotting of Oscar Wilde's 1895 satire, but thinking about how different actors can bowl you over for completely different reasons.
I'm going to risk a generalisation. There are, broadly speaking, two kinds of performer. There are those who not only inhabit the role but bring to it something of their own. With Kevin Spacey, for instance, it is a quality that suggests his character mysteriously knows something that everyone else onstage has yet to learn.