Much Ado About Nothing
Directed by Josie Rourke
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
21 September - 5 November 2005
"...Take West's own earnest, rather wistful Benedick, add Claire Price's enchanting Beatrice, and you've a pairing which, if not radiating the fun and character that the crusty Donald Sinden and feisty Dame Judi Dench once did, would have given their creator quiet satisfaction..."
"...it is he [Sam] more than anyone who quickens the stage..."
"...West memorably captures a man whose jokes and military bearing are constantly used to keep intimacy at bay..."