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When I heard that the RSC were going to set up home at the Hampstead Theatre for a new writing season the only question for me was which of the various plays on offer should I attend. Rather randomly I settled on The Gods Weep because it was inspired by Lear and starred Jeremy Irons who, for some reason, I had never seen live. Perhaps it is unfashionable to “collect star performers”, but you can no more lay claim to a wide experience of theatre if you have missed key actors than if you have missed key writers or directors. So I’ll face the imaginary accusations of philistinism with pleasure.

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