Magazine article The Spectator

CULTURE NOTES - Danger Zone

Magazine article The Spectator

CULTURE NOTES - Danger Zone

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If you ever experienced the adrenalin of a Quasar or Alien War birthday party as a child, part of you is going to love Our Days of Rage, a play by the winners of the Write to Shine competition, at the Old Vic Tunnels (until 15 September).

'Security guards' hustle us in, then lead us from cavern to cavern, past hanged prisoners and corpses in bathtubs. One moment we're in Tripoli, guiltily leaving the scene as a dissident journalist is dragged away kicking and screaming. The next we're in London, pinned between pro- and anti-Gaddafi protestors, riot police blocking our escape. This is brilliantly done: all the thrill of danger - without the danger.

The pretext for our adventure is less in spired. Libyan-born Hanna stumbles into a dry cleaners beneath Waterloo run by bomb-making anarchists. …

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