Lloyd Evans Lloyd Evans

Funny, short and cheap to stage, Hansard is an excellent bet for a transfer

Lucy Prebble’s A Very Expensive Poison tells an arcane slice of history with great visual panache

Hansard is the debut play by actor Simon Woods, who enjoys a deep knowledge of his subject. The characters are a middle-aged couple, the Heskeths, who occupy
‘a country house in Oxfordshire. Georgian. Good bones. Not large’. The year is 1988 and Robin is a busy Tory MP whose wife Diana has realised that she loathes the Conservative party and all its doings.

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