The Royal Exchange’s ‘Great Expectations’ is accomplished and witty — so why was I checking my phone?
Plus: The very happy people of Wigan
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Sophie was impressed by the staging of Great Expectations currently showing at the Royal Exchange, but she also “found myself fidgeting, and noticed other people in the audience doing the same, stealthily checking phones or watches.” She tries to explain why in her great review below.
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