Best of Friends' tells the story of three real-life
literary friends, their lives and their mutual affection. Sir Sydney
Cockerell, curator of the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge, George Bernard
Shaw, Nobel Prize winning author, and Benedictine nun, Dame Laurentia
McLachlan were close friends throughout their lives. Their unlikely
but enduring friendship was based originally in learned discourse, and
the intellectual sparring led to lasting affection.
Dotrice brings sprightly mischief to the part of Shaw...
the play proclaims the nourishing merits of true, thoughtful friendship"
"Roy Dotrice is a delight as Shaw, capturing his love of paradox and mischief, but also finding a warmth and generous human sympathy in the man... Shaws wit shines throughout, but there is an unexpected spirituality in this performance too." Charles Spencer, Telegraph
makes this a very pleasurable evening is of course Shaw's splendid wit,
with a very sprightly Roy Dotrice playing the tweed knickerbockered,
vegetarian Irishman with plenty of verve and impeccable comic timing...Dotrice
is wonderful as Shaw. The epigrams trip off his tongue with exactly
the right amount of detached amusement. "
evening of continuous pleasure Mail on Sunday
by Hugh Whitmore