by Max Gorokhovski
The show has two staggering problems which it simply cannot overcome. The first problem being that it has far too much history crammed into so little space and yet the story itself is dull and uninteresting. About a third of the way through the show, you will find that it has become more of a Wikipedia article being dictated at you, rather than play. Fry energetically bounces from scene to scene, monologue to monologue, but fails to alleviate the sense of boredom imbued in the audience as one dense historical fact after another pummels the audience.