Damien Moloney (Spike) and Olivia Vinall (Hilary)
It is always a delight, too rare alas, to get to the theatre and dispense with singers and music for a change. So an evening at the National Theatre at the final preview of a new play by the mercurial witty Tom Stoppard - directed by the NT's outgoing director Nicholas Hytner, and a superb cast led by the magnetic Olivia Vinall and Damien Moloney - it was a treat indeed.
The press night is tonight and the play is sold out. But it is to be extended with tickets on sale from February 12, and will no doubt go to the West End in due course. But try to grab it now while still in the perfect little Dorfman Theatre at the NT.