Alex’s all-out commitment, his booming voice and dramatic timing. I also appreciated the minimal set, allowing the speeches to resonate without distraction…and, of course, hearing the accurate, uncensored story.
What I didn't like
Nothing! All of Alex’s “pistons” were firing from start to finish!
My overall impression
This show is definitely not Snowflake Theatre. For the squeamish or thin-skinned, I recommend seeing this before a meal, not after. On a side note, if the (watered down) Braveheart film script were completely accurate from beginning to end, the gore alone would have eliminated any possibility for studio funding. Once you see this show, you’ll understand why. Although the sheer brutality of these 13th Century battles is truly shocking, this show is important and necessary to understand Scottish (and English) history. Fortunately, performer Alex McSherry has the grit and chops to deliver a powerful story.