"Albert (Mike Shepherd) says ‘just because a prune is wrinkled it don’t mean to say it ain’t tasty’. Certainly, with age the richness and the intricacy of the men’s lives has become nectar for Kneehigh. The sickening sweetness which we often see in adaptations of the past, verging towards bitterness with Harold’s entrapment and the painfully explicit generation gap, is complimented by the mixture of theatre practices. You are distanced and then at once engulfed in its rawness."
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