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1 April 2015
Watching the watchers

Monocle’s editor delights in the reaction of his fellow audience members during a recent visit to see a Hollywood star tread the boards in London.

I just went to see Kevin Spacey in one of his final performances at the Old Vic theatre in London, playing the role of the real-life civil-rights lawyer Clarence Darrow. It was a packed Friday night and sure, people were…

Andrew Tuck

London

China’s global finance revolution, Honda’s jet-fueled dream and Cambodia’s rock ‘n’ roll revival — in this week’s edition of the Nikkei Asian Review

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