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‘Eminently watchable, but I wasn’t dazzled’: THE DANCE OF DEATH – Arcola Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Other Recent Articles, Plays, Reviews, Touring by John ChapmanLeave a Comment

August Strindberg’s The Dance Of Death from 1900 has been credited with prefiguring the works of Beckett, Ionesco, Pinter and most notably provided a template for Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? However, in its latest incarnation at the Arcola in Hackney, which is the culmination of a tour started in May, I was forcibly reminded of the dynamic evoked by Noel Coward’s Private Lives – but with far fewer laughs.