England People Very Nice – Bean in the dock
in Playwrights, Reviews and Roundtables
13th February 2009
WEST END REVIEW (2/2)
Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) asks critics David Benedict (Variety), Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) to assess Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane (Trafalgar Studios), Alan Bennett’s Enjoy (Gielgud Theatre), Alan Ayckbourn’s Woman in Mind (Vaudeville Theatre) and Richard Bean’s contentious new play about immigration, England People Very Nice (National Theatre). Recorded at Dewynters, London.
Is this the sort of play the National should be doing? It’s absolutely the play the National should be doing…