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Review – Masque of the Red Death (Punchdrunk, National Theatre) at Battersea Arts Centre

Wednesday 19 September 2007

Thank you, Punchdrunk, for saving the West End Whingers the bother of writing a review. What a lot of people don’t realise is that whinging is a very time-consuming business: crafting and honing our reviews can take anywhere up to 9 minutes. But this was much faster.

Punchdrunk, you may recall, put together Faust last year in conjunction with the National Theatre. On that occasion it took place in an archive warehouse in the East End. Now they have taken over Battersea Arts Centre to present Edgar Allen Poe‘s The Masque of the Red Death.

Thankfully, it’s basically the same thing, so we can just repeat repeat the Faust review with some amendments and some deletions:

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