Lloyd Evans Lloyd Evans

If you’re going to adapt a bestseller, don’t choose the A-Z

The A-Z of Mrs P fails to make a hero out of Phyllis Pearsall. But Visitors and Good People deliver great theatre with high risk strategies

A brilliant turn: Imelda Staunton as Margaret in ‘Good People’ [Getty Images/Shutterstock/iStock/Alamy]

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