Midsummer Mischief A at the RSC: new works by Timberlake Wertenbaker and Alice Birch

Libby Purves kindly invited me to review at the RSC for her website Theatrecat.com. There were two plays in Midsummer Mischief Programme A: THE ANT AND THE CICADA – Timberlake Wertenbaker Using intimate family faultlines, strong-armed semi-legal negotiation and the louring shadow of Fascism to create an explosive, conflicting atmosphere of fulfilment and betrayal, Wertenbaker’s…