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Real women do not behave like this: Lyonesse, at the Harold Pinter Theatre, reviewed

4 November 2023

9:00 AM

4 November 2023

9:00 AM


Harold Pinter Theatre, until 23 December

The Confessions

Lyttelton Theatre, until 4 November

Lyonesse by Penelope Skinner takes a while to get going. The central character, Elaine, is a washed-up British actress (Kristin Scott Thomas) who lives in a crumbling mansion in Cornwall where she dreams of making a comeback as a movie star. She contacts a clueless researcher, Kate, and asks her to drive down from London to write a screenplay about her reclusive existence in the sticks.

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