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Mark Lawson is a journalist and broadcaster, best known for presenting Front Row on Radio 4 for 16 years.
Like Bennett as a playwright, the play has deepened with time.
Plus: Royal Court’s ear for eye.
It just goes to show theatre’s enduring power to disturb.
Provocative tone and complex form triumph in new stagings of Harold Pinter’s 20 short plays.
The playwright’s latest work nods most fondly to two classical texts he is connected with: Oedipus and Hamlet.
Moral debate and questions of the right to offend dominate this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
This NHS drama is his brightest, tightest and most satisfying play since 1991’s The Madness of George III.
Simon Russell Beale, Ben Miles and Adam Godley play a whole host of men, women, babies and a range of races at lightening pace in this theatrical triumph.
Rona Munro and Richard Eyre have skilfully translated a novelistic monologue into a solo stage show.
Throughout several encounters with the late great novelist, I saw him switch between scabrous provocateur and professorial literary grandee.