The Virtuous Burglar
A clever and lively performance and beautiful design: a winner
This article is from 2010.
This splendid production of Dario Fo’s farce is a joy from start to finish. When a cat burglar breaks into an apartment he unwittingly precipitates a crisis involving himself, his suspicious wife and three adulterous couples. It’s a clever pastiche of the locked room mystery in which the titular criminal is the least guilty party. Lively performances, handsome postwar period design and a palpable air of the absurd ensure this is a winner.
Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 30 Aug (not 16, 23), 2.15pm (£10–£12 (£9–£11).