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Richard Bean’s new play The Hypocrite is reviewed. It’s a pastiche 17th century comedy, set in 1642 at the start of the English Civil War, in the siege of Hull. It’s a riotous and boisterous comedy. It was commissioned for Hull’s year as City of Culture jointly between The Hull Truck Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company. At the RSc throughout April. Starring Mark Addy and Caroline Quentin.

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Review of The Shoemaker’s Holiday by Thomas Dekker, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon. A rollicking play from 1599 with a surprising anti-war theme, playing in its day just down the road from Shakespeare’s Henry V. They’re opposite in attitude. Shoemaker flier

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