Priceless, Now, in the frothily
charming Delicacy, Audrey Tautou struggles to come to terms with her partner's death.
As staged by Martin Duncan (one of the trio making up the new Chichester artistic directorate, alongside Pimlott and Ruth Mackenzie), Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Gondoliers" survived a strenuous first act to come frothily
into its own in the second, abetted by some new lyrics courtesy Alistair Beaton--to wit, "I owe my position/to someone I rogered at Eton.
Imagine the sound of your blade scratching over a rib, sinking into your attacker's lung, his blood bubbling frothily
from the wound.
It is the privilege of the long of tooth to rant frothily
over the excesses of the young just as it is the obligation of the young to rage against the self-congratulatory smugness of their elders.
In a padded work of 760 pages and 79 pictures, ample amounts of the outer life are frothily