Scene of the Week – 9-13 March 2015

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There are two kinds of scenes that normally make our ‘scene of the week’ – some are very dramatic or emotional, or some are just very, very comedic. This week it’s something much more simple and it was the small but perfectly conceived scene between Harold and Hilary. It was fantastic to see two show legends reunited and essentially, doing nothing more than having a brief chat. But in the space of those 30 seconds, the scene perfectly personified both characters and their most famous traits. Harold, sweet and understanding, respected by prickly Hilary. You will not find a finer backhanded compliment than Hilary’s final line and it had us laughing. As did Harold’s wonderful reaction to the lift doors shutting that seemed so natural you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a wonderful accident. The scene showed two actors who truly understand their characters and the show knowing exactly how to write them. In another life, a Harold and Hilary could’ve been comic gold but for now, we’ll take what we can get.

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