Australian theatre’s ‘enfant terrible’ Simon Stone, whose 2014 version of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck at the Barbican memorably starred a live duck, has returned to take on Lorca’s 1934 “tragic poem”. If some of the elemental lyricism has been lost in this updating, which trades rural Spain for contemporary London, it’s a small price to pay for a raw, searing work that builds to a shattering climax.
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