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Clever and witty state-of-the-nation play: Kerry Jackson, at the Dorfman Theatre, reviewed

14 January 2023

9:00 AM

14 January 2023

9:00 AM

Kerry Jackson

Dorfman Theatre, until 28 January

One Woman Show

Ambassadors Theatre, until 21 January

The National’s new comedy by April De Angelis is a clever and amusing attempt to deliver that most elusive artefact, the state-of-the-nation play. It’s easy to pan this production because the plot lacks surprises and the script is overly indebted to Abigail’s Party. The two lead characters are formulaic creations who reflect political polarities: left vs right, Remain against Leave.

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