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The Beeb could turn this script into TV gold: Howerd’s End reviewed

But will theatre survive the latest closures? Or might it evolve into a decorative outdoor pursuit, like lawn bowls or cricket?

Simon Cartwright as Frankie Howerd and Mark Farrelly as Dennis Heymer in 'Howerd's End' at the Golden Goose Theatre. Photo: C. Steve Ullathorne

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