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Reviews (15)
70
Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Intense, Dated

See it if You like monologue theatre want to understand the tragedy of a great comedian and social critics life and death.

Don't see it if You have ‘to come’ and laugh at comic material that is dated - but at times still thought provoking - and think that comedy is always funny.

Also Spoiler alert - the tile tells the story - this is not an actor doing ... Read more Read less

69
Thought-provoking, Confusing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Intense

See it if you want to experience a challenging work of magical realism - with short scenes -multiple location changes - ‘shown’ character development.

Don't see it if you like lots of pointed exposition - in a single location where characters relationships develop over time through emotional discovery.

Also Spoilers.... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Dated, Great singing, Insipid, Romantic, Delightful

See it if Wholesome Pollyanna entertainment. The musical for all the family - with singing and staging that does not challenge - but all done well.

Don't see it if If liked American Psycho. If you think a musical should offer more than (see the see if list above). I left asking why bother - maybe its me

70
During previews
Ambitious, Edgy, Slow, Great acting

See it if The Itch is a interesting play that moves between realism and the theatre of the absurd - the staging of the Thanks Giving dinner was clever

Don't see it if You don't like slow paced drama which uses a number of multi-media elements.

Also The Itch has potential - for me is 20 minutes to long. The two leads a... Read more Read less

96
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Dated

See it if Ok its a old fashion piece and everything is foreshadowed from the first moment - but that is itself a pleasure - the pleasure of what was.

Don't see it if you didn't like 'a whale of tail.'

87
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you like modern drama staged in an interesting manner.

Don't see it if you wish to see the revival of 'Whale of a tale' or thought the follow up to Rocky Horror show by O'Brien was even better!

Also Effect is a love story with a twist - a chemical imbalance issue! - Th... Read more Read less

99
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Must see

See it if You love creative great musicals that have a strong subtext and playful text and bring together singing staging and magical flight.

Don't see it if you thought 'Whale of Tail' was a great musical - remember it closed during the preview end of 1st act intermission. Next survivors group ..

Also Cyclone evokes for me Rocky Horror Show and Into the Woods. It is clev... Read more Read less

94
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if Drunkle Vanya is set in wonderful lounge - the Tolstoy room - of the Russian Samovar restaurant. See full review.

Don't see it if You don't want to have fun and prefer reading Dickens's 'Bleak House' in bed with a warm cup of malt milk.

Also Drunkle Vanya is set in wonderful lounge - the Tolstoy room - of the R... Read more Read less

69
Clever, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if If you like new types of theatrical experiences with a clever conceit and some audience participation - but rigidly managed by the author.

Don't see it if you want a play in which ‘Uncle Vanya’ -as usual - fires and misses at the professor- or a musical such as ‘A Whale of a Tale’ - or Disney.

Also Spoilers ahead- This is a contemporary way of doing theatre or just ha... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if A one woman show that explores the identities a black women was required to play for a white male society. An outstanding performance mate.

Don't see it if you like 'Love Island', Bake Off or are Everton fan.

78
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Relevant, Romantic

See it if want to be entertained, challenged and address issues of social and political importance.

Don't see it if if you don't want to experience any of the above - see if.

55
Ambitious, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if If you like plays about New York - ensemble pieces of multiple overlapping lyrical monologues.

Don't see it if If you like clear precise dialogue and structured scenes.

88
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want a fun theatre experience with a classic play - in 90 mins (instead of 3 hrs) and want to enjoy a drink and a nibble with the Bard.

Don't see it if you want to see the musical 'Whale of a tale' again - its really different. Or if you want a crib for an essay you are writing on the Bard.

Also Imagine a college Frat House Friday night a bunch acting and MFA stude... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You want a theatre experience like 1950's audiences of Waiting for Godot had, and enjoy great acting with a slow burn quality.

Don't see it if If you want to fall asleep or plan your interval trip to the bar-toilet-bar. In this play you got to be awake to experience the dream.

Also I saw Flicks twice in NYC and then London. Its beautifully written, he... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Intelligent, Great singing, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if Saw the London production at the Almedia Theatre a few years ago - the Broadway production on it massive stage losses that intimacy

Don't see it if you think great musicals are about men and a woman and a child in France during a revolution.

Also The great moment of this production is the song no-exit that ends the ... Read more Read less