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for a previous production “A deeply thoughtful show, which ripples with fascinating ideas and images. It’s all a bit ‘full on’ and might’ve been terribly dull, but Byrne’s adaptation purrs with purpose. There are two strands, which play off each other in increasingly interesting ways...Byrne and Stanley direct with care and panache and the set and screen projections riff brilliantly on the play’s central concerns...A show that inspires us...and continue to ask difficult questions.” Full Review
for a previous production "A surprisingly compassionate twentieth anniversary revival, but it’s a little bit too clean and controlled...Neither Campbell nor Lynch feel wired or dangerous enough and the violent explosions, which burst through this play, lack a little heat...John Haidar carves out some nice moments with the canny use of lights, movement, and music...It’s the fleeting moments of hope that really sting." Full Review
for a previous production "There are some – very rare – shows that have a confidence and magic about them from the moment they begin. ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’, a beautiful adaptation of Margery Williams’ popular children’s book, is one of those shows. The audience is spell-bound from the off and, as the narrators begin to tell their tale, the spectators giggle and sigh as one. We are swept away by this gentle but powerful story and the young crowd holds its breath, hooked until the very last moment." Full Review
“This is a sparkling, singing and shimmying conveyor belt of more than 30 of Jackson's greatest hits..What really hits home in this jubilant jukebox show is the range of repertoire available...The show, held together by the loosest of narratives, begins with a selection of Jackson 5 numbers. These earlier songs are among the best of the nigh...Some of these later songs are terrifyingly idiosyncratic and the lead vocalists struggle with the quirkier numbers...But it is the dancing that dazzles.” Full Review
“There is something about Jez Butterworth’s great hunking slab of meat of a new play – all juicy and succulent and dripping in blood – that compels one to make human contact...Bang-out brilliant show – directed with verve and control by Sam Mendes...At its heart, ‘The Ferryman’ is an impassioned search for a true and lasting definition of ‘family’. Butterworth tests and tweaks this definition at every turn.” Full Review
for a previous production "There’s a comfortingly repetitious nature to the show that allows the children to relax and sink into the story...The combination of Peter O’Rourke’s cheeky puppet and Michael Keyamo’s spluttering sound effects is comic gold. Some of the kids are bent over with laughter, as this odd little creature scampers among them." Full Review
"Rarely have I seen a more money-grabbing show, which has wowed New York's critics, but left me feeling short-changed...How on earth can a company charge such high prices for a show you cannot hope to appreciate fully in one, two or even three sittings? The numbers just don't add up. Except in the box office. And at the bar. Oh, and in that gift shop." Full Review