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Theatre

A masterpiece: P Word, at Park Theatre, reviewed

24 September 2022

9:00 AM

24 September 2022

9:00 AM

Rose

Park Theatre, until 15 October

The P Word

Bush Theatre, until 22 October

Look at this line. ‘I’m 80 years old. I find that unforgivable.’ Could an actor get a laugh on ‘unforgivable’? Maureen Lipman does just that in Rose, by Martin Sherman, a monologue spoken by a Ukrainian Jew who lived through the horrors of the 20th century. In the opening sections, Lipman plays it like a professional comic and she fills the theatre with warm, loving laughter.

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