(Charles Spencer’s article appeared in the Telegraph, 2/21.)

AFTER 28 years as artistic director of the Tricycle Theatre, Nicolas Kent is going out with a bang. His two-part production about the nuclear bomb is characteristically ambitious, featuring 10 plays by nine writers.

The pieces’ settings range from 1940, when two Jewish exiles from Germany arrived in Whitehall to outline their discoveries about the possibility of an atom bomb, to London after the next election, when the new Prime Minister discovers that one of her first duties is to write sealed letters to the captains of our Trident submarines telling them what to do in the event of a devastating nuclear attack on the UK.


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