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for a previous production “‘Khalezin and Kaliada have cleverly juxtaposed these harrowing scenes with more sarcastic, light-hearted touches…The contrast works perfectly and keeps the audience engaged. But the second half sees even these brief light(er) touches stripped away…Instead we are given an impressive and quite remarkable piece of physical theatre that has the company exploring imprisonment and freedom…‘Burning Doors’ is powerful stuff. Its visceral anger and sense of injustice hits you like a truck." Full Review
for a previous production "Theatre simply doesn't get better than this...Last year, when I saw this play, I wrote 'this production is simply faultless.' The same remains true today. Bearing witness to this show, one of the most extraordinary theatrical productions you will ever see, is an honour and a privilege." Full Review
for a previous production "If you really know the text, this production of 'Henry IV' fascinates. Its commentary on the challenges and concerns of life inside are necessary and relevant. But sadly if you're not completely au fait with the text, you might get a little lost." Full Review
for a previous production "'Privacy' is a really sharp, relevant play that looks at the frightening impact of mass surveillance…In this dramatic, electrifying play, we are invited - no, demanded - to face up to the impact of this surveillance on our lives…There’s not much of an actual story to speak of in 'Privacy' - more a fascinating dramatized lecture. Nevertheless I thought it was a really well-written, dynamically produced piece of theatre that held my attention…The play is superbly directed by Josie Rourke." Full Review
for a previous production "'American Psycho' is a brilliant, innovative musical comedy about a murderous banker on the rampage in New York. Helmed by Rupert Goold, this is a show just cracking with energy. Yet at its heart is an elusive performance by its star attraction, Matt Smith." Full Review
for a previous production "'Liaisons' really is such a terrific play. Hampton’s adaptation is just so good - full of passion, intrigue, betrayal, loss and gender politics. And all these themes wrapped within this well-known story of a pair of schemers in pre-Revolutionary France....But what excited me most was just how bitingly relevant the gender politics in the writing remains...This is a great revival of a terrific play with much in its message that still (sadly) resonates 30 years after it first opened." Full Review
for a previous production "I feared that this more traditional full-length version of the play might seem bloated and heavy in comparison. Not at all, this production zips with energy and life. There's a perfect balance of humour and pathos and all the sufferings and terrible exploitation of the King's wars on his people in war is reflected beautifully and very movingly. Stunning, stunning, stunning. I cannot recommend this play enough." Full Review
for a previous production "Though I found the play really funny and exciting, there were a few who were a little baffled. Perhaps the pace was too fast for them, perhaps the lack of linear structure to the plot too confusing. I liked the obscurity as it demonstrates how the brain can play tricks. The vast majority of us though were in hysterics. 'My Perfect Mind' is an incredibly funny play and its message of the resilience of the human spirit is an important one that is beautifully made." Full Review
for a previous production "It would have been so, so easy to tackle this subject matter through a more straightforward drama. Director Rupert Goold took a big gamble in choosing to adopt such a provocative style, knowing that it might (and probably will) divide audiences. But if theatre is going to survive, even thrive in such a competitive world of entertainment, it needs to be brave and relevant. It needs to take risks. 'King Charles III' is a massive, massive risk - which really plays off. I loved it - moving, rele... Full Review