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Cumbersome muddle: Women, Beware the Devil, at the Almeida Theatre, reviewed

11 March 2023

9:00 AM

11 March 2023

9:00 AM

Women, Beware the Devil

Almeida Theatre, until 25 March


Hampstead Theatre, until 18 March

Rupert Goold’s new show, Women, Beware the Devil, has great costumes, sumptuous sets and an intriguing chessboard stage like a Vermeer painting. Impressive to look at but that’s where the good news ends. Dramatist Lulu Raczka should have thought twice before writing a script about witchcraft, which was bound to invite comparisons with The Crucible, one of the greatest plays in the theatrical canon.

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