Olivier Theatre, London.
Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (the very best possible show of its type)
Pericles – complete with a Bulgarian choir, Indian percussionists, a cheerleader team and a gospel choir (among other wonders) – is one of the most joyfully celebratory shows I’ve ever seen.
Part of a new National Theatre initiative, Public Acts, and inspired by New York City’s Public Theater, this is community theatre at its very best.
NT is working with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and a number of other companies, charities and groups to make Public Acts both truly national and ongoing …
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