We're in the 16th century and Venice has just had a major naval victory over the Turks. A 100-foot painting of the battle has been ordered to celebrate the victory, and the Doge Urgentino (Tim McInnerny) has pushed for the controversial artist
Richard mainly came along because he wanted to see Shaw on stage, and he said she lived up to his expectations, although he hadn't been planning on seeing quite so much of her -
Scenes from an Execution by Howard Barker is booking in repertory until the 9th of December at the National Theatre's Lyttelton.
Running time: 2 hours 25 minutes including interval.