Waste, National Theatre

imageA principled reformer destroyed by a combination of sex scandal, religious hypocrisy and machine politics: Harvey Granville Barker’s drama, banned by the Lord Chamberlain in 1907, still feels eerily pertinent. However, in Roger Michell’s arid production of this overlong play, the present-day parallels are more interesting than stirring.

Read my full Ham & High review here

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