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“This slick, beautifully paced production is a non-stop, fluid roller coaster...It's an intense, riveting way of viewing that never allows the audience to turn off...Cranston himself is magnetic...For all its smooth seamlessness, however, the whole set up of ‘Network’ is a little distancing. Perhaps that's the point, but it ultimately means this show is a piece that's easy to admire but hard to really love. Still, Hall's superb adaptation is one of the shining lights of the entire night.” Full Review
for a previous production "Emma is an absolute firecracker of a role and Gough portrays her magnificently...It's a tortuous physical and emotional journey that Gough plays with astounding commitment...It's a sharply observed story that has a strong ring of truth to it...It features all the highs and lows of life while deftly highlighting just how limited treatment for addiction is today...It's a strong work on its own with writing that stands up and whacks you round the head." Full Review
for a previous production "Really gets into your head...The power of this story is enough to knock you flat...Transporting, is one word for 'The Encounter'; it takes you into the minds of other humans and into the darkest shadows of the jungle, but it is also, at its essence, simple storytelling. As McBurney points out at the beginning of the piece, winding yarns is a primal, vital instinct that sets us apart from other species. And this is a demonstration of that instinct at its very best." Full Review
for a previous production "Does three make a crowd? The company riff on that possibility in this high-fun, low-key piece, which mixes goofy clowning and pared-back-but-astonishing circus skills...They work hand-to-hand, body to body twisting and turning with grace, agility, and much humor...But it’s the whole package that makes ‘Bromance’ one of the most charming circus shows. They are the stupid but sweet guys you knew at school...except here they are genuinely entertaining." Full Review
for a previous production "As an exploration of forgiveness, and an unveiling of the disturbing ease with which humanity can commit terrible acts of cruelty ‘A Human Being Died…’ is riveting. It brings the hell of apartheid sharply into focus. The play is weaker where Wright confuses the subtleties of Gobodo-Madikizela’s and De Kock’s relationship: though it’s clear there’s an understanding between interviewer and interviewee, the suggestion that there’s a hint of friendship doesn’t really work." Full Review
for a previous production "Although there’s certainly the opportunity here, Marsha Norman’s script isn’t sentimental. There’s a lot packed in, and not much space left for detailed character development, which means it occasionally feels a smidgen lightweight. But the character that matters, Celie, is sharply written and her transformation from underdog to stable, strong-willed woman is subtle and convincing...An ultimately uplifting and heart-capturing evening." Full Review
for a previous production “A forceful, intense excavation of freedom, of control and of the right to protest…As the piece progresses it becomes increasingly and relentlessly physical and ‘Burning Doors’ itself becomes an act of endurance…It is grueling to watch but after the first half, ‘Burning Doors’ becomes too abstract to feel relevant. It is a pity: several of the images conjured up are shocking. The show is admirable and real and often enlightening, but it is also muddled and willfully obscure where it needn't be.” Full Review
for a previous production "It is a play that leaves you feeling both helpless and horrified...'A Girl is a Half-formed Thing' is also a remarkable piece of writing...To begin with it's hard to follow, then, as the rhythm takes hold, you become immersed into the world. Duffin gives a scorching, intense performance that makes you feel as though you're an extension of the girl onstage. Neither Duffin, nor the play, lets up for its full one hour and twenty minutes run time…It's haunting, heavy and shocking." Full Review
for a previous production "The show isn’t weird for weird’s sake though, it comes with a genuinely funny script, and off-kilter, clowning humour that seems effortless. Eoghan Quinn’s multi-layered script is a thing of craft, silly, ridiculous, but with a strong plot arch...‘Bears In Space’ is like nothing else you’ll see in London at the moment. The cast gleefully embrace the makeshift madness and take us on a riotous, hilarious, trippy journey to infinity and beyond." Full Review
for a previous production "It’s an excellent rendition of Shakespeare’s most fun character. Sher is like a wily, loveable, sozzled old judge. He’s key to the success of Gregory Doran’s fast-paced productions...Part two is weaker...Still, the two plays together are illuminating – a full, engrossing, entertaining narrative, an epic journey of friendship, betrayal, coming-of-age and kingship. " Full Review
for a previous production "Director Olivia Jacobs has created a version that’s as fun and as fantastical as the original...Much must also be said for the show’s brilliantly silly take on the characters.. There aren’t many surprises here, and the songs do go on a bit, but, if your kids loved the book, they’ll likely love this show." Full Review