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"Creative team come together in perfect sensual harmony...Movement direction from Kane Husbands is also remarkable – it gently illustrates the world of the play, sweeping through the scene transitions like a cool summer breeze." Full Review
"Black lives are made of multitudes and this piece reflects that. There is a risk, though, that starting this particular conversation so far in the past creates too comfortable a distance from reality." Full Review
“Daddy” – A Melodrama very much has the chaotic energy of a young hustler trying very hard (too hard) to figure things out. His later work, Slave Play, which premiered on Broadway in 2018, is a more sophisticated piece. Full Review
Kassaraté and Banya give chilling performances in this 90-minute two-hander...The play reads like a feature-length poem. It favours quick exchanges over prosaic dialogue. Sometimes, when the characters cannot find the right thing to say, they defer to song. Full Review
for a previous production Stevenson’s story is one of rage and trauma, but also comedy...Ola Ince’s production is an epiphany and game-changer. It throws away the rulebook and opens your ears and eyes to what theatre could and should be.' Full Review
"It’s excellent casting, the gulf between their personalities highlighting the central theme of friendship. They’re the sort of pair you might typically expect not to ‘get’ each other; the fact that they do is part of the magic. " Full Review
" 'Roy Williams’ new play occasionally leans heavily into pejorative stereotypes – which can sometimes feel uncomfortable to watch – but his talent for excavating the depths of the world of Black Britishness is undisputable." Full Review
But the other thing about this production that has not changed is its intention. That affirmation is no less necessary than it was last year: Black boys, you are beautiful, you are valuable – and you matter. How wonderful that more people get to receive this message. Full Review
There’s something incredibly powerful about seeing elements of Nigerian culture and heritage represented in Ellams’ stirring adaptation...The performances in Nadia Fall’s compelling production are uniformly excellent.' Full Review
for a previous production "The music is the beating heart of the show. John Pfumojena’s compositions unite audience and actors through mellifluous harmonies. The Jungle features stellar performances across the ensemble...A transferred production rarely manages to achieve the same energy, the same magic as its original. The West End transfer of 'The Jungle' not only matches the excellence of the Young Vic version, it raises the bar." Full Review