(Dominic Cavendish’s article appeared in the Telegraph, 12/6.)

It’s not every artistic director of a theatre – regional or otherwise – who’s prepared to strip to his underpants and roll around on a double bed with an air hostess in front of almost a thousand people. But then Daniel Evans isn’t just any artistic director. He acts, sings, dances and, hey, he also makes damned fine programming choices.

The latest being a radically “alternative” Christmas offering, Stephen Sondheim’s Company (1970). Evans, once a memorable Peter Pan at the National, takes on the central role of Robert: not so much the boy who wouldn’t grow up as the New York bachelor who can’t – or won’t – settle down.


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