Yesterday there were some more brilliant reviews of King John at the Holy Sepulchre Church in Northampton. There was lots of praise for Alex’s performance as the Bastard.
Broadway World said ” Alex Waldman [sic] is a compelling presence as The Bastard”.
The Stage gave the production five stars saying, “Alex Waldmann excels as the Bastard, but his comic ability and the intimacy of his dialogue to individual members of the audience shows a touch of genius.”
Lyn Gardner in The Guardian noted, “Alex Waldmann, clearly limbering up for an assault on Richard III – just as many believe Shakespeare was himself doing with this play – is entertaining as the Bastard.”
The Stage Reviews described Alex as a RSC veteran, “Philip the Bastard, exhilaratingly portrayed by RSC veteran Alex Waldmann, chats his asides to the three rows of pews lining the performance space.”