Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Curmodgeon of the Day

In the Financial Times this morning, dance critic Clement Crisp reviews a children's holiday show. It was clearly a trial for him. He admits at the top:
I yield to no one in my lack of interest in children (on stage and off) and in animals (save for those that appear, like oysters or grilled sole, on a plate).
Then arrives Beatrix Potter and her anthropomorphic fatuities. I think these nauseating.
Despite his self-confessed biases, I got quite a clear impression of what the performance was like.

§ Peter and the Wolf/Tales of Beatrix Potter, Royal Opera House, London
By Clement Crisp

Financial Times
December 21 2010


John Marcher said...

Wow. I laughed for two minutes after reading this. Thanks to you Axel I have a new favorite critic. Classic!

Axel Feldheim said...

Glad you enjoyed it. I read it while on the elliptical machine at the gym this morning, & I laughed so much I almost fell off!