Lloyd Evans Lloyd Evans

Rooting for crime

Plus: Tartuffe is a randy Dr Who at the Arcola and a derelict hippy at the Lyttelton

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train by Stephen Adly Guirgis deserves its classic status. This wordy and highly cerebral play pulls off an extraordinary feat by leading the spectator inside the mind of a psychopath. The setting is Rikers Island, where an old lag, Lucius, befriends a younger detainee, Angel, who hopes to be acquitted of killing a pastor whom he shot in the buttocks.

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