The Height of the Storm
The Height of the Storm
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The Height of the Storm NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(333 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
9%
Negative
3%
Members say
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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815 Reviews | 889 Followers
78
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

791 Reviews | 1003 Followers
72
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.

878 Reviews | 218 Followers
77
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

691 Reviews | 212 Followers
90
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

713 Reviews | 119 Followers
90
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.

MJK
677 Reviews | 187 Followers
77
Cerebral, Puzzling, Confusing, Great acting

See it if to witness Atkins & Pryce give haunting, affecting perfs in a perplexing but poignant family drama about aging, grief & fractured memories.

Don't see it if ur not comfortable accepting complete ambiguity about the facts of the story; u hope for a powerful play worthy of these 2 powerhouse actors

687 Reviews | 113 Followers
82
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Great acting, Confusing

See it if Price & Atkins give a master class in acting technique & stage presence in this psychological drama Other cast members fine but redundant

Don't see it if Zeller's enigmatic conceit is often lugubrious & dour & eventually ponderous Drama would quickly burn out in less skillful actor's hands

657 Reviews | 147 Followers
79
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

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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Variety
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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Deadline
September 24th, 2019

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