Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Calm down, Kwame, it's only a play

The Old Vic is putting on its 24 Hour Plays thang again this year, where some luvvies present six new plays within 24 hours for charidee. Luvvies participating this year include Fiona Shaw, Samuel West and Kwame Kwei-Armah.

Kwame seems to be a little confused about the nature of the event, though, bless him. He tells the Evening Standard: "It's a blood sport. It's not until the audience sees the blood on the floor that they realise the swords are sharp."

Um no, Kwame, it's not a blood sport, if it was the luvvies wouldn't be touching it with a barge pole. It's a collection of plays that, regardless of the talent, are bound to be second-rate at best owing to a ridiculous self-inflicted time restraint. So get a grip!

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