"Conmen resurrect a Russian princess"
by michael spring on 05/01/10

A big and capable cast, an interesting venue, and a refreshed version of a classic play - it's not perfect (some of the scenes seem a little slow and static) but there are some great moments and some great performances here. The play is a fantasy about some well-connected conmen who - in 1920's Berlin - produce a girl who they claim to be an assassinated Russian princess. When she comes to try to convince her remaining relatives of who she is though, she plays her part a little too perfectly. Watch out for Eileen Nicholas as the Empress. Great costumes too. This is a west end production in a living room.

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