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Gripping slice of old-fashioned entertainment: Old Vic’s Camp Siegfried reviewed

Plus: a play at the Cockpit that every teenager and student in the country should see

Luke Thallon and Patsy Ferran in Old Vic's Camp Siegfried. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Boy meets girl. Girl gets pregnant. Then the entire world collapses. That’s the story of Camp Siegfried, which is set in the late 1930s at a holiday park in Long Island where German-Americans come to enjoy the outdoor life and to celebrate their ancestral culture.

The boy is a strapping 17-year-old who chats up an awkward geeky girl with little sexual experience.

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