An interesting and thought-provoking quartet of specially commissioned plays put on by the Playhouse to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta. They were generally making the points, missed by many in the anniversary celebrations, that Magna Carta made little difference to the lives of the vast majority, and that we still have a long way to go to achieve fully protected human rights. The most intriguing of the plays was the bleak future imagined by the fourth: We Sell Right by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Overall, the writing was good but the choreography and acting were outstanding. Worthy of being singled out was the performance by Trevor Michael Georges in Pink Gin by Sally Woodcock. Four stars for the Playhouse.

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