14 critics reviewed the show, resulting in a weighted average of 83.
The New York Times
"One hell of a tale…This gleeful import does transport you into infernal eternity. It turns out to be a swell place for a hibernal vacation…All the performers are dab hands with an assortment of instruments, musical styles and instant impersonations. They are also most companionable hosts in the specially outfitted pub through which they wander…It shifts seamlessly from robust silliness to sensual dreaminess, as the mind tends to through the course of successive whiskies."
"An unforgettable theatrical experience, driven by brave performances and resourceful staging…Greig's playful use of language and magpie instinct toward mythology results in an enchanting story that will stay with you for days after…Luckily, everyone in this excellent five-person cast seems perfectly at ease enacting whatever Greig has written while creating specific and consistent characters."
Time Out New York
"Perfectly enjoyable even without a chest-warming, peaty buzz…A witty send-up of literary theory and rom-coms that morphs into a real mini-epic of damnation and obsession, ‘Prudencia Hart’ keeps a fine balance between supernatural shocks and Fringe-like silliness. Wilson’s scrappy troupe tears around the room, pulling off audience-interactive shenanigans with adorable aplomb. They sing, they dance, and they risk life and limb on top of cluttered tables for our amusement."
The show was also reviewed by 16 Show-Score members, whose collective ShowScore is a weighted average of 81.
Top five adjectives describing the show:
Quirky, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting
See it if…"You enjoy Scottish puns and are looking for something relaxed and less formal, like traditional Scottish music styles and stories."
Don't see it if…"You can't understand Scottish burrs, expect something more atmospheric, or need plot in the second half. Warning: the center of the room is a splash zone."
See it if…"You like charming musicals with immersive staging. It is spoken/sung with mostly understandable Scottish brogues."
Don't see it if…"You don't want to be in the midst of the action. The entire room is used by the actors."
See it if…"You want to see immersive theater. It is not a regular play. More like a story told in poem and song while you sit in a 'pub.'"
Don't see it if…"You want to see a regular play. The whole experience had a 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events' kind of feel."
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