(Dominic Cavendish’s article appeared in the Telegraph 11/10.)
It has just been announced that this show, the latest from dance company DV8, is going to be at the National Theatre next March. That’s not only commendable – because the production is compelling – but also brave, because what it says is almost unsayable.
In 80 minutes or so, “Can We Talk About This?” systematically demonstrates the scale of violent threat posed by Islamic extremism to those upholding or speaking up for western values. More than any play of the past 10 years, it argues emphatically that it isn’t Islamophobic to point out that we have a serious problem here, not just abroad but in our midst, not least thanks to the confusions and skewed priorities of multiculturalism.