The Height of the Storm
The Height of the Storm

The Height of the Storm NYC Reviews and Tickets

(333 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

About the Show

Two-time Olivier and Tony winner Jonathan Pryce joins three-time Olivier Award winner Eileen Atkins to bring this acclaimed West End drama by Florian Zeller ("The Father") to Broadway.

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Member Reviews (333)

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913 Reviews | 929 Followers
Confusing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Great writing and acting. Non-linear slowly revealing, mirroring the confusion of mental decline.

Don't see it if can be confusing and requires a lot of attention. The payoff is worth it. Read more

888 Reviews | 1017 Followers
Confusing, Nice set, Great acting, Slow

See it if You want to see great performances and are interested in a story about dementia and loss. Set was really nice.

Don't see it if You are easily confused or do not want to actively pay attention. Slower paced play.

1085 Reviews | 265 Followers
Resonant, Masterful, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Two great actors. Pryce gives unbelievable performance. About marriage and family. Funny, sad it hits all the senses. superior direction.

Don't see it if Must watch closely or it will be confusing. If you do not like plays that waffle back and forth. Story is not great but goid

716 Reviews | 219 Followers
Romantic, Intense, Great acting, Dizzying, Melancholy

See it if Puzzle play about fragmented fears, memories & delusions of an old man who deeply needs & loves his wife. Beautiful heartfelt ending.

Don't see it if You won't like being confused through most of the play, as several non-linear alternate timelines seem to coexist. Read more

754 Reviews | 124 Followers
Confusing, Resonant, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if a complex drama addressing real issues intrigues you. Family expectations, effects of aging, survival, responsibility, gorgeous script!

Don't see it if having to think and rethink bothers you. The play makes you work to understand what you are seeing.

716 Reviews | 157 Followers
Intelligent, Great acting, Dizzying, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You follow Zeller’s work, like Atkins & Pryce, enjoy time-jumping, dream-like & ethereal plots, appreciate being left with mystery

Don't see it if You expect linear straight-forward plots, don’t enjoy more questions than answers, need complete explanations, don’t like being perplexed

650 Reviews | 284 Followers
Enigmatic play is puzzle to be solved; come to see jonathan pryce & eileen atkins

See it if poetic rumination on long-term marriage, & problems after death of partner; Pryce raging, Atkins flinty are masterful

Don't see it if some may be off put by the fractured & ambiguous plotting of play; scenes w exasperated children are flat Read more

715 Reviews | 108 Followers
Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of Pryce or Atkins. Wonderful performances by both. The story is a bit confusing, going back and forth in time.

Don't see it if you like a staightforward plot that you can easily follow. Read more

Critic Reviews (29)

The New York Times
September 24th, 2019

"In ‘The Height of the Storm,’ Two Stars and an Enigma: Florian Zeller’s tiresome new play features Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins as a long-married couple, one of whom may be dead."
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Time Out New York
September 24th, 2019

4/5 stars "Translated from the original French by Christopher Hampton and staged with commendable directness by Jonathan Kent, 'The Height of the Storm' might seem merely a clever exercise were it not for its highly distinguished stars."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
September 24th, 2019

"Slight Drama and a Great Performance in 'The Height of the Storm.'"
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The Hollywood Reporter
September 24th, 2019

"Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins star in Florian Zeller's meditation on marriage, memory, grief and the unraveling mind, adapted into English by Christopher Hampton."
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September 24th, 2019

"Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins play an elderly husband and wife, one of whom might be dead."
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The Wall Street Journal
September 26th, 2019

"Weathering It as Best They Can: Veteran actors Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce are in fine form, despite being given lackluster material, in Florian Zeller’s play."
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The Observer
September 26th, 2019

"Broadway’s ‘The Height of the Storm’ Is Enigmatic Gibberish"
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September 24th, 2019

"‘The Height Of The Storm’ Broadway Review: Jonathan Pryce & Eileen Atkins, Haunted And Haunting"
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