Lloyd Evans Lloyd Evans

Sad, blinkered and incoherent: Arcola’s The Misandrist reviewed

Plus: socialist propaganda at Hampstead Theatre and an extraordinary tale that fails to soar at Charing Cross Theatre

The highlight of the Misandrist is a three-minute rant by Rachel about men’s unpleasantness towards females

A new play, The Misandrist, looks at modern dating habits. Rachel is a smart, self-confident woman whose partner is a timid desperado named Nick. Both accept that Rachel must make all the important decisions in their lives and she orders Nick to submit to ‘pegging’. After some perfunctory resistance, Nick obeys.

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