Is Spacey Out Of His League At The Old Vic?

When actor Kevin Spacey took charge of London’s Old Vic, hopes were high that he would breathe new life into the place. But with the early closing of a Robert Altman-produced version of Resurrection Blues, many are saying Spacey isn’t up to the job. “While the odd flop is forgiveable, Resurrection Blues is simply the latest in a series of duff experiences at the Old Vic… If Spacey is determined to run the theatre as a commercial enterprise – and he has rejected all suggestions that he should seek subsidy – he must listen, learn and quickly realise two things: that he is the Old Vic’s biggest drawing-card, and that audiences are currently hungry for classics.”