Saturday August 15, 2020

Light fare at physicists’ tea party

The Gentlemen’s Tea-Drinking Society By Richard Dormer Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast/ national tour Rating: *** Reviewed by Peter Geoghegan

28th February, 2009

Anyone who thinks quantum mechanics is boring should probably avoid contemporary theatre. In recent years, Michael Frayn, Tom Stoppard and Charlotte Jones have all found success on the London stage with physics and physicists, and this funny (if flawed) black comedy directed by Rachel O’Riordan mines a similar seam.

Against the backdrop of the Hadron Collider’s recent attempts to recreate the conditions just after the Big Bang, The Gentlemen’s Tea-Drinking Society, a rag-tag...

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