Well, what kind of review can a production expect when it is advertised to start at 8pm, has unreserved seating requiring you start queueing at 7.45pm and finally admits you into the auditorium at 8.25pm without apology or explanation.
And – even though it is only 90 minutes long – you get out at 10pm and have to find your way home from Shephards Bush.
Theatre fans, Ian Hart has something to tell you. “I hate theatre. I hate doing it. And it’s not the medium I wish to work in.” It gets worse. The 43-year-old firebrand actor, who is midway through rehearsals on Anthony Weigh’s controversial paedophile drama 2,000 Feet Away, hates you, too. “I hate the audience,” he says, over chicken Caesar salad in a South London café.
“I have a big problem with the audience. I don’t feel the desire to engage them. Which is what theatre is all about.”
Half an hour of standing in this, then a play.