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KENNY MORGAN – Arcola Theatre

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‘You can’t start with a pause’ says Birdboot to Moon at the top of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound, but Mike Poulton and director Lucy Bailey disprove this most successfully as Paul Keating lies before an unlit hissing gas fire in the opening scene of Kenny Morgan. It parallels Terrence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea where Hester Collyer attempts suicide when discarded by her virile, alcoholic younger lover.