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Theatre

Why Caryl Churchill is massively overrated - and how the National Theatre befriends terror

Plus: only Eugene O’Neill maniacs will want to catch Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic

2 May 2015

9:00 AM

2 May 2015

9:00 AM

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

Lyttelton, in rep until 22 June

Ah, Wilderness!

Young Vic, until 23 May

Enter Rufus Norris. The new National Theatre boss is perfectly on-message with this debut effort by Caryl Churchill. Her 1976 play about inequality screams, ‘Vote Ed’ at triple-klaxon volume. Not that anyone in the audience was won over. They’d made up their minds long ago. Which is just as well because the play is hopelessly ineffective on every level.

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