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Theatre

Sarah Kane's Cleansed is a thin, vicious pantomime

The sets are nice though. Plus: a horrifying but riveting new play about the Yorkshire grooming scandals at the Trafalgar Studios

5 March 2016

9:00 AM

5 March 2016

9:00 AM

Cleansed

Dorfman, in rep until 5 May

Firebird

Trafalgar Studios, until 19 March

Big fuss about Cleansed at the Dorfman. Talk of nauseous punters rushing for the gangways may have perversely delighted the show’s creators but I’m firmly with the exiteers. This is barely a play and more a thin, vicious pantomime with an Isis-video aesthetic. The minuscule plot follows Grace (Michelle Terry) as she visits a prison hospital to receive news of a tortured relative.

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