|What would Mycroft make of it?|
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Mark Gatiss in the Recruiting Officer
One of the many, many pleasures of the rebooted Sherlock has been Mark Gatiss' Mycroft Holmes, so I was utterly thrilled when I managed to bag a review ticket to see The Recruiting Officer, the new Restoration Comedy at the Donmar Warehouse, in which Gatiss stars as a foppish booby. I wasn't disappointed - it's a great production, directed with verve by Josie Rourke, who last year had such a hit with David Tennant and Catherine Tate in Much Ado. (You can read my full review here). Excitingly, this also means that of the main Sherlock cast I have 'bagged' almost all of them: Cumberbatch in Frankenstein (which, admittedly, I hated), Freeman in Clydebourne Park (ditto), yer man who plays Moriarty in Design for Living and Emperor and Galilean, and even Sgt Anderson (she was Ophelia to Michael Shee's Hamlet). So now I have just one wish: Rupert Graves, do a play! Go on, do it for me...