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11 October 2017 | by Melanie McDonagh

Melanie McDonagh’s Notebook


We all have moments of weakness; mine was at the press night of Sally Cookson’s dramatised version of Jane Eyre at the National Theatre. On my way back to my seat for the second half, I saw the notice: This production will take three hours and 10 minutes. That meant there was an hour and a half to go.

I took a sideways look at the friend who was with me. “Are you OK to go back?” 


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