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for a previous production "A very worthwhile play and production. It contains excellent work from those involved and some provoking and interesting discourse on death and the power of music above all. However, with more finesse in the writing and a tighter grip of structure, pace and incident it could be a far better drama still...Mills has a gift for sharp dialogue and wry humour, but what is lacking at present is a fully fledged sense of structure...It could be a far better drama still." Full Review
for a previous production "'Matilda' this show is not – the original and the adaptation are thin fare in comparison with the disturbing and multi-layered creations of Dahl and his later creative adapters. But on its own terms this show achieves exactly what it sets out to do and fully deserves the appreciation of reviewers, whether aged eight or eighty." Full Review
for a previous production "It is through the quality of ensemble acting, movement and writing that this play stands or falls, and by and large it succeeds admirably...From the outset the pace is set fierce and furious with pages of rapid-fire inter-cut dialogue and fizzing interactive physical energy...There is plenty of rough, joshing humour and then pools of repose where each character in turn is allowed more inward moments of self-reflection. This is very assured and mature writing for a first play." Full Review
for a previous production "If this is a new genre of ‘theatre-cabaret,' as some reviewers have suggested, then I would like more of it! This is work at a sophisticated creative level, where everything depends in a very pure, basic sense on the players themselves…Great credit then to all the players and to James Phillips for his direction, quite apart from his luminous yet precisely calibrated writing." Full Review