Theatre Visit outstays its welcome

SIMON PARSONS sees a lengthy adaptation of Friedrich Durrenmatt's tragicomedy which gets bogged down with detail

TONY Kushner has transposed Friedrich Durrenmatt's 1950s classic from a rundown central European town to a bankrupt US backwater on the shores of Lake Eerie and peopled it with Americanised versions of the original.

There, in this post-industrial fable, billionaire Claire Zachanassian returns to her place of birth in order to buy justice for the wrong done to her as a girl.

Expectantly awaited by the poverty-stricken townsfolk, her arrival like some Ancient Greek deity is more...
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2020-02-14 18:02
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