Plus, does ‘Mary’ at Hampstead Theatre need a trigger warning?
The Evening Standard's chief theatre critic Nick Curtis is joined by Nancy Durrant, our culture editor, as they unpick two more interesting shows from London’s stages.
In this episode:
Part 1: ‘Good’ at the Harold Pinter Theatre
The very ‘good’ German man who gradually changes to Nazism
David Tennant’s “best friend” personality, his performance and career choices
Elliot Levey and Sharon Small, plus the various roles they play
Why the play was revived and why it still feels current two years on
Why it’s an important watch, rather than enjoyable
Part 2: ‘Mary’ at Hampstead Theatre
Does Mary need a trigger warning?
What is Rona Munro’s queen’s tale about?
The representation of Mary Stuart's terrible treatment
The playwright Rona Munro and Mary as the sixth part of the trilogy
Gangs of London’s Brian Vernel
Why it "utterly failed to spark", and left Nick & Nancy feeling "flat"
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