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Monday, March 21, 2016

The Patriotic Traitor...

Last Friday night Stuart and I went to see Jonathan Lynn's The Patriotic Traitor at the Park Theatre in London's unglitzy Finsbury Park.

The action charts the friendship-turned-enmity between Tom Conti's Philippe Pétain – the French general and hero of Verdun, who would go on to sign the infamous armistice with Nazi Germany – and Laurence Fox's ambitious Charles de Gaulle, the soldier who would rescue France and have Pétain tried for treason. It's old warfare versus modern warfare. Patriot vs Traitor. And it's a fascinating story.

The acting was top-notch and we were gripped from start to finish.

One person’s patriot is someone else’s traitor, and it’s ultimately circumstance, time and history that decides whose view wins.

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