In Berlin, on May 4, 1945, these boys are awakening to the fact that
the game they were engaged in just a few weeks ago, which lends the
play its title, is being played-out for real, in the streets above
While there’s more than a smattering of sparkling one-liners, too many
are laboured and teetering on cliché. The references to the musical
whose name the play parodies are scant and practically pointless.
Howard Brenton’s play Paul is the extraordinary story of St Paul, whose faith and fanatical commitment, in the playwright’s view, was as important in establishing the Christian religion as Christ himself.