‘Subversive’ Theater On The Rise In Britain

“While the RSC looks for a West End home in London and the cult of deadly dull celebrity theatre continues to bore and fleece, there’s an exciting subversiveness going on in anti-theatreland. It threatens to rip up the pretentious splendour of red-padded fold-down seats, jam the 20p slots of those opera-glass dispensers and slash the suffocating, red-tasselled curtain that falls between the acts.” All of which is to say, there’s some seriously exciting theater going on in the UK, if you know where to look.