Lloyd Evans Lloyd Evans

Amphibious assault

Plus: a dazzling show at the Dorfman about the Beslan school massacre that would benefit from some context

David Spicer’s farce Raising Martha opens with a skeleton being disinterred on a frog farm by animal-rights activists. They hope to force the frog farmer, an ageing dope fiend, to set his amphibious livestock free. Got all that? It’s complicated. And there’s more. The skeleton turns out to be the long-dead mother of the farmer, who alerts his shifty brother and calls in the cops as well.

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