Lloyd Evans Lloyd Evans

Playing dead

Plus: I’d lay money on this soppy romance reaching the big screen – but it may send some skedaddling to the vomitorium

It could be the nuttiest idea ever. The protagonist of this American musical is Death, who secretly reprieves a beautiful Italian princess, Grazia, and spends the weekend at her father’s palace where a house party is in full swing. The dad knows the gatecrasher’s identity. But Death introduces himself to the others as a suave Russian duke.

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