Next to such lengthy two-parter theatrical banquets as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or The Inheritance, David Hare's The Bay at Nice is like a post-dinner liqueur: a smooth, fruity, slightly tart distillation of theatrical spirits. But given the luxury Menier treatment - which for some theatregoers includes a meal in the theatre restaurant next door first - it goes down a treat, and is... Read more
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In Leningrad in 1956, Valentina Nrovka has been invited to the Hermitage to offer her opinion on the authenticity of a Matisse painting, as she knew the great artist personally. Her daughter Sophia, also a painter, meets her there to seek her mother’s help, both financially and politically. This first London revival of David Hare’s play since its premier at the National Theatre in 1986 explores a mother and daughter’s fight for personal ideals and domestic responsibilities, as well as the choices made both in life and art.
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