Production photos by Jenny Graham

Terry Morgan – ArtsBeatLA

But the thing I will remember most from this show is Ann Noble’s fierce, breathtaking performance as Hermione’s friend/champion Paulina. I’ve admired Noble’s work for many years, as both a superb actress and playwright, but her portrayal here is outstanding; one of those blessed confluences of actor and role that produces something amazing. There is a scene in which her character pulls out all the stops to convince Leontes of the wrongness of his actions, and when that doesn’t work she just (metaphorically) burns the place down with a righteous fury that is awesome to behold. Moments like this are why people go to theatre. Read more…