Trevor Griffiths’ play about comedians who feed on prejudice and pander only to an audience’s ignorance, hatred, racism and sexism, was a big success in 1975 and a major turning point in the careers of Jonathan Pryce and Stephen Rea. It’s great to see it again in a splendid revival by Sean Holmes with an outstanding performance by David Dawson as a shavenheaded punk who is so bunged up with class hatred and bile that his comedy act silences all laughter. Dawson is absolutely riveting. Robert Tanitch
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23rd October 2009
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Keywords: Theatre, Comedians, Performing Arts, Jonathan Pryce, Robert Tanitch, Trevor, Griffiths, Genealogy, Entertainment / Culture, Social Issues
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