Mental gymnastics, a pyramid of acrobatics and a specially trained tortoise...
Hell's bell's and all's well - half the world is at peace with itself, and so is the other half.
Who killed McFee? What's up with Dottie? Does God exist? Questions, questions and a
specially trained tortoise.
Tom Stoppard's dazzling play is about a moral philosopher, his musical comedy star wife, a
moon landing and a body in the ballroom.
"The new Radical Liberal Party has made the ex-Minister of Agriculture Archbishop of Cantebury, British astronauts are scrapping with each other on the moon and sprightly academics steal about London by night indulging in murderous gymnastics: this is the kind of manic, futuristic, topsy-turvy world in which Stoppard's dazzling play is set. And if I add that the influences apparently include Wittgenstein, Magritte, the Goons, Robert Dhery, Joe Orton and The Avengers, you will have some idea of the heady brew Stoppard has here concocted." - Michael Billington in The Guardian, 1972