Lloyd Evans Lloyd Evans

The dialogue ripples with energy: King Hamlin, at the Park Theatre, reviewed

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The characters are surprisingly appealing: King Hamlin at Park Theatre. Photo: Steve Gregson

King Hamlin is a shock-horror drama about gang crime in London. Hamlin, aged 17, has left school without learning any useful facts or skills. He even lacks a shirt to wear so he shows up for a job interview looking like a vagrant and starts to swear at his future boss.

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