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for a previous production "A cleverly crafted original, not watered-down Shakespeare...It is a show full of visual, aural and contact experience, as delightful for accompanying adults as for its target audience, but, like all Oily Cart performances, is guided by careful observation of audience members to approach them in a way that is welcome and sensitive to individual responses." Full Review
for a previous production "This isn’t a version of Lorca’s 'Yerma' done into English so much as a stimulating new play...Stone places the action inside a glass box, a vitrine for viewing. The audience-actor bond...is interrupted, but not its intimacy. We watch with almost microscopic intensity on a stage pared down to bare essentials...This version changes all the details but keeps the pain and the passion and rises to classic tragic dimensions in a production that is theatrically stunning." Full Review
for a previous production "It is a wonderfully zany confection that mixes 'cold scientific fact' with fiction, framed as a lecture by a mad German professor who warns that 'none of it is real'...This is a gleeful ninety minutes that is largely laughter, a lot of it theatrical in-jokes but behind it a reminder of the frailties of age and a touching picture of recovery." Full Review
for a previous production "What could be extremely unpleasant to witness is lightened by flashes of black humour and the richness of Wilde’s language and invention...Wilde doesn’t attempt to offer solutions but he certainly raises lots of questions." Full Review
for a previous production "This lively piece was created some years ago but it is still delightfully fresh and seems new-minted for every performance...The whole thing is played out as spirited breakdance, not just going 'Boing! Boing!' as they bounce on the bed but leaping and spinning, somersaults and twisting all over. It makes it all very exciting...This is the simplest of ideas done beautifully under Cookson’s direction and it is delightful." Full Review
for a previous production "Director Yukio Ninagawa is known for his style and his image making. With his designers, he has done it again... Frank Galati’s adaptation makes things seem simpler than the novel with its tightened storyline while still leaving the audience to sort out what it is all about. Ninagawa’s production is so theatrically engaging—even its slow gliding scene change is mesmeric—that even if you are still left wondering what Murakami is saying you will have a satisfying three hours of theatre." Full Review
for a previous production "This adaptation takes the text and narrates it, with dialogue as in the original. Lloyd’s warm, fruity tones make him an excellent narrator, always keeping contact with his audience...Purni Morell’s direction keeps things bubbling and Button’s design sparks off the imagination. Add music, atmospheric lighting, choreographic input and three actors with plenty of personality and this is a blend that really delivers." Full Review