Lloyd Evans Lloyd Evans

Worthy of Wilde: Eureka Day, at the Old Vic, reviewed

Plus: at the Almeida a scene that Chekhov couldn’t have conceived better

Kirsten Foster, Susan Kelechi Watson, Mark McKinney and Helen Hunt in Eureka Day. Credit: Manuel Harlan

Eureka Day is a topical satire set in a woke school in America. An outbreak of mumps has led to calls for a vaccination programme that will prevent the school from being quarantined and shut down entirely. The script, written in 2018, has acquired new layers of meaning since the Covid terror.

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