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Richard Bean doesn’t believe in humans - just weasels, snakes, rats and vultures

Plus: a new play at the Bush about religious extremism that could have been a popular hit if it had tacked more towards the middle ground

19 July 2014

9:00 AM

19 July 2014

9:00 AM

Great Britain

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Bush, until 16 August

Mr Bean, one of our greatest comic exports, has an alter ego. The second Mr Bean, forename Richard, is the author of One Man, Two Guvnors, which thrilled audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. His latest play, Great Britain, dissects the corruption of power in parliament and beyond. The inevitable comparisons with The Duck House, which mocked the expenses scandal, are a little unfair, since the temperament and the intention of the two shows are vastly different.

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