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Dramatically riveting and visually superb: Dear Octopus, at the Lyttelton Theatre, reviewed

24 February 2024

9:00 AM

24 February 2024

9:00 AM

Dear Octopus

Lyttelton Theatre, until 27 March

The Addams Family – The Musical Comedy

London Palladium

Big budget, huge stage, massive temptation. The Lyttelton is a notorious elephant-trap for designers who feel obliged to fill every inch of space with effortful proof of their brilliance. Frankie Bradshaw, designer of Dear Octopus, avoids these snares and instead creates a modest playing area, smaller than the actual stage, which is bookended by a doorway on one side and a fireplace on the other.

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