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The pendulum

By Tom Chatfield  

Catch it while you can: Prospect contributor Alexander Fiske-Harrison can be found at the Jermyn Street Theatre until the end of this month starring in his new play The Pendulum. A historical drama set in 1900s Vienna, Fiske-Harrison takes the lead as one lieutenant Friedrich von Leiben, a soldier whose marriage to a young artist of Jewish ancestry is threatened by a climate of increasing suspicion and prejudice, as well as by his own jealousy.

The play has received good notices thus far, although there have also been some slightly consternated notes struck about how “relevant” its tale is to…

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