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Napoleon Disrobed

Arcola Theatre, London (****)

Paul Hunter as Napoleon

© Manuel Harlan, Paul Hunter as Napoleon

Who writes history? History is never permanent though the victors always like to think their version will be the one that survives into the millennia. Continue reading

I Am Thomas

Wilton’s Music Hall, London (****)

© Manuel Harlan, Iain Johnston (performier & musical director)

© Manuel Harlan,
Iain Johnston (performier & musical director)

Two facts coincide in Told by an Idiot’s I am Thomas. In 1697 Thomas Aikenhead, a young Edinburgh student was hanged, the last man in Britain to be executed for blasphemy. And in January last year, the slogan `je suis Charlie’ appeared on Twitter after the killing of twelve journalists at the office of the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. `Je suis Charlie’ became the rallying cry for freedom of speech. Continue reading