My absolutely least favourite phrase in any language is Regietheater. It even beats out People’s Vote for causing my heart to sink, my eyes to roll, and my blood to, if not boil, then gently simmer.

Regiet or “director’s” theatre is a German term for the practice of transforming classic plays or operas by relocating them in time or place, and even sometimes changing characters and plot, in order – its adherents claim – to draw parallels with the modern world, or make a specific, usually political, point.