Kate Andrews Kate Andrews

Sinister panto about the formation of the NHS: Nye, at the Olivier Theatre, reviewed

The deified star of this new play about Aneurin Bevan is not Michael Sheen but the health system itself

The cast of Nye at the National Theatre. Image: Johan Persson

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