By John Nathan, March 11, 2010
Two new plays about the BNP opened this week and with them so did the old debate about whether any play ever changed anything.
"No play in the whole of history, in all the countries of the world, has ever changed a policy of the world," said wise old Peter Brook recently. The director is probably right. But what plays can change is attitudes, as long as it is not obvious that changing attitudes is what the playwright set out to do. This proves to be the Achilles heel of Philip Ridley's Moonfleece which boldly combines the poetical with the political.