A family. A dysfunctional family with a life that revolves around an Oxfordshire garden is what you should expect to see in Mike Bartlett’s new work Albion at the Almeida Theatre. It is a breath of fresh air to see a play with so much depth and fully developed characters even if it 3 hours long. The lines are full of wit, yet I wouldn’t consider Albion to be a comedy. Critics have been naming this play a post-Brexit one, but in reality, it lightly brushes the surface. Academics would love to discuss how much Albion’s characters play a microscopic part in the larger EU/UK dialectic, but I’d put it down to reminding avid Bartlett fans of how GOOD his performance writing truly is – when it comes to describing families with tonnes of baggage and dissecting characters, Bartlett knows his s**t.