MacBoris: a fragment from a lost play about power and nihilism

Discovered recently among the manuscripts of the great modern dramatist Willie A. Shamspeaker: Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrowCreeps in this Brexit pace from year to yearTo the last Parliament of recorded time;And all our Tory pols have misled BritsThe way to paupers' deaths. Out, out, brief Johnson!You're but an Eton Con, man - a creeping …

Ralph and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra in the Olivier at the National Theatre; a bracingly modern techno-thriller with executive suites, machine guns, and a cleverly-done modern submarine. Also Sophie Okonedo in the role of Beggared-all-Description, and Ralph Fiennes as her shaggy-paunched pursuer. Starry stuff, and if a touch bombastic it's a very entertaining production in all sorts of …