(Charles Spencer's review ran in the Telegraph 1/14.)

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at the National Theatre, review

Tom Stoppard's black comedy was impressive when the NT revived it last year – now, it's even better. Rating * * * * *

Tom Stoppard's superb black comedy about Soviet dissidents has returned to the Olivier a year after it was first revived there, and watching it for the second time I was more convinced than ever that it is one of his greatest works.

It may last little more than an hour but in its ambition, its indignation and its wit, this dark piece of musical theatre, written in partnership with Andre Previn, strikes me as a model of political theatre at its best.


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