Some Girl(s) Review

This is a play that’s currently running in London at the Gieglud Theatre. It has David Schwimmer (of Friends fame) as the lead, along with some rather well-established women playing ht esupporting roles.
Overall, this is a good piece. Most everyone carries well, with the exception of the women in the first female role, who doesn’t project all the well and seems extremely rigid in her portrayal of her character. The script was very well written and flowed nicely. The stage setup worked well too with a rotating platform system that allowed the characters to traverse through various hotel rooms.
Now, I saw that the play is good, it’s not great. Schwimmer shows that he is indeed a very limited actor and is only capable of slight variations on his Ross character from Friends. That can be overlooked because it works fine in this piece, but the biggest problem is that the English women doing American accents create very stilted performances. It seems that in trying to limit the manner of speaking to fit the characters, it also makes them limited in what they can do as well. It’s all goes to show that it’s just as hard for English actors to do and American acent as it is for American actors to do an English accent.
If you’re in Central London, check it out, it’s a good time. If you’re not, don’t worry, you haven’t missed an awful lot.