A review round-up for Lettice and Loveage at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Trevor Nunn’s revival of  Peter Shaffer’s  Lettice and Loveage starring Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman opens to mixed reviews at the Menier in South London.

Shaffer’s comedy about a pair of middle-aged eccentrics, written specifically for Maggie Smith in 1987,  ‘now looks a strenuous and whimsical confection’ according to Michael Billington of the Guardian and ‘bereft of the sort of titanic lead performance it was built for feels like a harmless entertainment’ say TimeOut.

It’s not all doom and gloom, Ann Treneman, Times though ‘Felicity Kendal is a wonder and Maureen Lipman not far behind”

All said, despite the star casting, this isn’t a guaranteed West End transfer.

Lettice and Loveage runs until 8 July 2017 at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Check out the round-up of reviews below: