Mark Lawson

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Reviews (4)
The Guardian (UK)

“The comic dialogue is so delightful that it’s tempting to resent its interruption by songs that sometimes seem to have been included merely to justify the show’s title...These new numbers are padded out with jukebox inclusions...The finest collection of vintage gags on the London stage should allow the show to make a fair amount of what Del Boy calls ‘lovely jubbly.’ But, as a musical, a few too many of the songs are, to borrow again from the Trotter lingo, plonkers." Full Review

Burning Doors
East Village
The Guardian (UK)

for a previous production “The play becomes increasingly dependent on passages of charade, gymnastics, and acrobatics…But while reduction to dumbness is initially a resonant metaphor in a piece about censorship, the wordlessness is so prolonged that it becomes progressively less eloquent. At its strongest, the show suggests Pinter resurrected in Minsk. At its weakest, it feels like an uneasy attempt to stage an armistice between the opposing forces of text-based and physical theatre.” Full Review

The Guardian (UK)

for a previous production "'Fleabag' is a rare piece...The live show brings the extra pleasure of watching Waller-Bridge’s skill at goading and controlling the audience. She deliberately kills big laughs with transgressive details that draw appalled gasps or groans. Her physical and expressional versatility is even more impressive in the flesh, as she instantaneously creates charades...The character is a fascinatingly complex creation." Full Review

The Guardian (UK)

“A farce that requires some very complicated comedy staging and acting to go exactly right. It does...The show is thrillingly and daringly inventive...In a gymnastically enthusiastic cast that combines Mischief long-timers with newcomers, Lewis is outstanding...The sillier stretches of dialogue leave the show just short of ‘One Man two Guvnors’...This lung-bustingly funny play is just what the therapist ordered.” Full Review