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Live from the National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage, BBC Two | reviews, news & interviews

Live from the National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage, BBC Two

Live from the National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage, BBC Two

Stellar birthday party goes easy on the cheese

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It was fine up to a point, but where were the European classics, the women playwrights, the cutting-edge productions, not to mention the multicultiness? I get little but a sense of mediocrity, in the sense of well done, middle-of-the-road shows, from the Hytner era. Let's pray Rufus Norris will bring more off-kilter, truly disorienting and wild theatre of the likes of the recent Edward II.

Too much David Hare. Too many men. Not enough black people. Not enough women. but hey, worth it just for Andrew Scott, Andrew Scott, Andrew Scott and did I mention Andrew Scott!

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