September 19, 2010
The Observer (London)
Richard Rogers and Vanessa Thorpe
Colin Firth and star-studded cast deliver a British history lesson
Colin Firth heads a production in the West End of London that aims to bring some of the most important passages of the past to life
An American theatrical phenomenon is staking its first claim on London’s west end today in a performance in which all of the many actors involved, from Colin Firth to Juliet Stevenson, Sir Ben Kingsley and Sir Ian McKellen, will be happily upstaged by an unlikely rival – British history.