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Revolution!! (1989)

Desmond "Olivier" Dingle and Wallace, of the National Theatre of Brent, take us on a magical history tour of Paris as they retell the tale of the French Revolution.

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Jonathan Stedall
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Patrick Barlow Patrick Barlow ... Desmond "Olivier" Dingle
Jim Broadbent ... Wallace
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Desmond "Olivier" Dingle and Wallace, of the National Theatre of Brent, take us on a magical history tour of Paris as they retell the tale of the French Revolution.

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Comedy | History

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The very best of the National Theatre of Brent
25 January 2006 | by jub-jub-1See all my reviews

I have followed the National Theatre of Brent through a great many productions and a good number of cast changes (other than Wallace, that is) but this is the high point. The format is as old as the double-act: the idiot who knows everything and the idiot who knows nothing. The two of them (Desmond Olivier Dingle & Wallace) always alone and always in modern day suits whether they are enacting epic battle scenes or intimate romantic encounters.

Revolution!! combines laugh-out-loud pompous idiocy, manic flailing improvisation and, at times, genuinely involving and moving moments. This is the peak of their absurdity, and a better insight into history than many a serious drama. Catch it if you can.


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English

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9 July 1989 (UK) See more »

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The National Theatre of Brent Presents: Revolution!! See more »

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