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There are just enough references to the actual pandemic to keep "Staged" from being pure fantasy, but it's hilarious, endearing and all very resonant, especially for those of us lucky enough to work from home.
Staged has a writer's credit but you imagine there's some improvisation involved. And the feeling of creeping madness is one we can all share, even if we haven't been acclaimed for our Hamlets like these two.
It did sometimes drift into self-indulgence and on occasion the self-congratulation did not feel entirely faux. However, it was a good idea, two furloughed celebrated actors becoming increasingly angsty and hairy.
Forty minutes of this would have been excruciating. Even 15 feels too long, but I don't know if that's because lockdown has ruined my attention span or if the show is a bit too thespy for its own good.