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Four Lions

Chris Morris’s sortie into the world of full length cinema has to be one of the most eagerly awaited comedy debuts of recent times. Anticipation is so often the enemy of enjoyment and there is a niggling feeling that perhaps it doesn’t quite live up to the illustrious successes of its ancestors, but it is a very funny farce with some genuine political targets.

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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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