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Can Tamsin Greig make Malvolio funny?

By Michael Coveney  


The Pitchfork Disney

Shoreditch Town Hall, 27th January to 18th March

Philip Ridley is an underrated playwright so director Jamie Lloyd’s “immersive” production of his first stage success in the atmospheric subterranean spaces of Shoreditch Town Hall promises to be a major event. In 1991, the tale of 28-year-old twins locked up in their East London hideaway suggested a Cockney version of Jean Cocteau’s Les Enfants Terribles; a revival four years ago tuned into the social phenomenon of “shut-ins.” The premiere of a new monologue collection, Killer (22nd February to 8th…

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