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The Paradise Circus; misers and magic realism

Rawlings, patriarch and central character of The Paradise Circus, is known throughout town as a miserable miser. He mourns the death of his war-hero son Rainforth; whilst decrying the stupidity and general uselessness of his younger sons Gregory and Joel. It would be easy to dislike and dismiss Rawlings… …But, as the play unfolds it […]