Some great reviews from the press night of Mr Foote's Other Leg at the Theatre Royal Haymarket this week have been shared online.
Joseph Millson, though much taller than the real-life actor, gives Garrick a measure of the gravitas with which he sought to elevate the social status of the profession as well as friendly bon homie and just a touch of his disdain at the way in which the incorrigible Foote undermines all sense of propriety. British Theatre Guide
Joseph Millson is suave as Foote’s more successful contemporary, David Garrick. The Telegraph
But this wealth of historical detail sits alongside a more shaded meditation on theatre; the friendship and the rivalry which exists between Simon Russell Beale, as Foote, Joseph Millson, as Garrick, and Dervla Kirwan, as Irish actress Peg Woffington, is warmly played by all three, and the liquid shift between the comic and tragic, from the broad and bawdy to something altogether more raw, is deftly handled. The Stage
...there’s much to enjoy as the ebullient trio of Foote, Garrick and Irish actress Peg Woffington (Dervla Kirwan) make their rambunctious way in theatrical London. The Standard
There's something thrilling about hearing lines referring to the Haymarket and realising that where you are sitting is pretty much where this all took place. Mr Foote's Other Leg is a fitting tribute to a extraordinary, under-sung character, but most of all it's a tribute to the theatre itself. WOS