The last time I was presented with a flickering eye projection before a show was about to begin, I was surrounded by nearly 150,000 people in a muddy field about to watch Adele at Glastonbury. A quick glance around the glamour of the Old Vic tells me this isn’t going to be quite the same experience. A one woman show on such a difficult theme is a curious choice by Artistic Director Matthew Warchus, one that he acknowledges isn’t “standard Old Vic programming” – but in a season that will go on to see a female Lear (Glenda Jackson) and has already hosted a full blown all-singing, all-dancing musical perhaps experimental is another box to try and tick.
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