Two years after Neil LaBute’s Pygmalion (the story of a young female artist who turns a nerd into a stud), it’s still compelling. How else to explain that last night there was Brian ‘Succession’ Cox in row C, wearing a Logan Roy baseball cap, shades and frown?

With references to Richard Gere and the TV series Kung Fu, and a Time magazine cover that speculates that Hillary Clinton would be the sender, the play is a black-and-white version of sophisticated and effective ideas. Comedy. Here, Peter Butler’s stylishly designed snappy production and cracked post-punk soundtrack are superbly directed by Nicky Allpress. The lead actors Luke ‘Bridgerton’ Newton and Amber ‘Peaky Blinders’ Anderson give comfortable, well-formed performances.

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