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Once in a Lifetime

Young Vic Theatre, London (***)

© Johan Persson, Kevin Bishop (Jerry Hyland), Claudie Blakley (May Daniels), Lizzy Connolly (Susan Walker) - `lights, action...'

© Johan Persson, Kevin Bishop (Jerry Hyland), Claudie Blakley (May Daniels), Lizzy Connolly (Susan Walker), Buffy Davis (Mrs Walkder) – `lights, action…’

The birth pangs of Hollywood. Everyone wants a piece of the action and Moss Hart and George Kaufman’s Once in a Lifetime, opening in 1930, caught the mad, irrepressible flavour of what was to become a major influence in the shaping of western 20th century culture. Continue reading