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A night of angry pipsqueaks: Young Vic’s 50th birthday gala reviewed

The New Tomorrow was thin on jokes – apart from the fact that the son of the artistic director was the DJ

Matthew Dunster as a Marxist civil servant in the Young Vic's 50th birthday gala. Photo: Marc Brenner

When Kwame Kwei-Armah took over the Young Vic a ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign was strapped to the front of the building. One of BLM’s aims is the overthrow of capitalism and it’s widely assumed in theatreland that Kwame, who is great fun to meet, has embraced this goal by adjusting the Young Vic’s pay structures so that he earns no more than the bar staff and the cleaners.

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