Perfect Nonsense: Review Roundup 2

Some more comments from reviews:

London Evening Standard: critic rating 4

Macfadyen, so often cast as a laconic heartthrob, shows his versatility. He is excellent as the discreetly competent Jeeves — but also plays other characters (some of them female) with an absurd, even manic gusto.

...this unapologetically frivolous show should entertain those who have never been exposed to Wodehouse, and devotees will lap it up.

Michael Coveney of What's On Stage: 4 stars

The first stage appearance of Jeeves and Wooster provides an evening of Wodehousian West End fun

Macfadyen's blank canvas - this strikingly good-looking Jeeves avoids both the oleaginous creepiness of Dennis Price and the eccentric muttering of Michael Hordern - is vividly occupied not only by a goggle-eyed Gussie, but also by an absurdly seductive Madeline (in a lampshade and half a curtain), as well as her father Sir Watkyn (white bushy hairpiece and thrusting pipe) and his ward, Stiffy Byng, a sort of low-rent Lauren Bacall in a purple frock.

Rachel Halliburton of Time Out London: 4 stars’s not politics that marks this show’s razor-sharp ingenuity, but physical comedy and extremely funny coups de théâtre designed to disarm even the most hardened class warrior.

If you’re not seduced by the combination of Mangan’s goggle- eyed Wooster, Macfadyen’s artfully icy Jeeves and Mark Hadfield’s embodiment of everything from aggressive aunts to overgrown amateur fascists, then you need to check you’ve still got a funnybone.