The Virtuous Burglar (4 stars)

This article is from 2010.

The Virtuous Burglar

A clever and lively performance and beautiful design: a winner

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).

The Virtuous Burglar by Dario Fo

  • 4 stars

The author of 'Accidental Death of an Anarchist' locks seven characters in an apartment they would rather not be discovered in and watches as they trample over each other trying to get out. A classic from the master of farce – comedy pyrotechnics in the afternoon! Ages: U

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