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Surprising flop from a top-class team: To Have and To Hold, at Hampstead Theatre, reviewed

18 November 2023

9:00 AM

18 November 2023

9:00 AM

To Have And To Hold

Hampstead Theatre, in rep until 25 November


Donmar Warehouse, until 2 December

To Have And To Hold boasts a starry cast and a top-class creative team. Richard Bean’s script is a meditation on ageing, directed by Richard Wilson and Terry Johnson, and it opens with a sight-gag about a wonky stairlift descending into a suburban lounge in Yorkshire. The stairlift is occupied by Flo, a tea-drinking fusspot (charmingly played by Marion Bailey), who looks after her crumbling husband, Jack.

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