Julian Clary and a recipe for disaster: QUENTIN LETTS slams Le Grand Mort as he says the comedian should either stick to panto or retire

Verdict: Is Julian Clary desperate? Some of you, hearing Julian Clary is in a play in the West End, might think: ‘Ooh, that nice Julian, so funny and camp, let’s have a jolly night out.’ Don’t do it! Playwright Stephen Clark wrote Le Grand Mort for Mr Clary. Heaven knows why. First, the story is…

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A homeless Lear to clutch at your heart: PATRICK MARMION sees a refreshingly un-starry production at the Globe

King Lear enjoys a sacramental status in theatre. Actors — and directors — think of Shakespeare’s tragedy as the summit of their careers. They come over all serious when speaking of it, which is usually time to hit the snooze button. But the best thing about the Globe’s new production is that it’s refreshingly un-starry.…

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