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Churchill NYC Reviews and Tickets

(7 Ratings)
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Slow, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

About the Show

A solo show where Churchill discusses his failures and his successes; his love of art, liquor and women; and the bravery of Britain's finest hour.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (7)

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1108 Reviews | 377 Followers
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Didactic, Historical

See it if you like biographical one-man shows. I enjoyed spending time w/ WC, altho some parts dragged. The acting was solid, but not dazzling.

Don't see it if you're uninterested in Churchill's story or British history. This traditional play isn't super-exciting, but it is enjoyable and edifying. Read more

240 Reviews | 68 Followers
Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Slow

See it if You really enjoy British/WWII history, and want a first-person history lesson from Winston Churchill complete with witticisms.

Don't see it if You're expecting a show with plot and stuff; this is literally just Churchill talking at you the entire time.

995 Reviews | 946 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Slow, Entertaining, Historical

See it if you are into biographies. One man-show. It is interesting and informative.

Don't see it if historical slow paced show. Some of the characters and plots are better understood with some knowledge of British history.

972 Reviews | 1051 Followers
Slow, Boring, Educational, One man show, Ok

See it if You are interested in history or Winston Churchill and enjoy one man shows.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in Winston Churchill

46 Reviews | 11 Followers
Delightful, Great acting, Profound

See it if you enjoy good oratory and speeches. This is a one man show and if you've an interest in Churchill you'll find this appealing

Don't see it if you're expecting a dynamic production, this is very traditionally monologue

24 Reviews | 28 Followers
Delightful, Predictable, Masterful, Underwhelming

See it if History or His-story is your jam. A great performance.

Don't see it if the man, the legend, the politics, or the famous one-liners do not interest you. Its a one man show, so its all Churchill.

7 Reviews | 1 Follower
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You're a history buff

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Churchill

Critic Reviews (19)

The New York Times
February 24th, 2015

"This is not a play that particularly seeks contemporary resonance. Mr. Keaton, who bears a resemblance to a trimmer Churchill, has opted for breadth rather than depth in recounting an anecdote-rich life. 'Churchill' too often fails to stir any emotion. The man we see before us is friendly and a bit of a wag, but he’s not fiery."
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New York Theatre Guide
February 18th, 2015

"Why would the ambitious gentleman who both wrote this turkey and has the misguided courage to go on stage, alone, to perform it — why would he choose the most pedestrian material of the Churchillian oeuvre? It's comfort at the price of tedium. So, 'Churchill' might have been a home run but settles in as a sacrifice fly."
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New York Daily News
February 18th, 2015

"A well-acted but paint-by-numbers portrait of the famous cigar-puffing, whisky-quaffing British politician who held numerous cabinet positions, including prime minister."
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February 19th, 2015

"A charming tribute to the great wartime leader, but not a very compelling bio-drama. We see Churchill wrangle with Hitler, but never with himself...'Churchill' is akin to estate-approved jukebox musicals. You get to hear Churchill's greatest hits performed by a talented actor doing a decent impersonation. If that is all you're looking for, this is the show for you. Just don't expect to walk away with any new insights on this venerated historical figure."
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Talkin' Broadway
February 18th, 2015

"Keaton summons the spirit of Churchill beautifully. Stout of figure and voice, he projects a judicious authority, a distinctly English, no-nonsense jolliness, and the simple power needed to prosecute the darkest depths of World War II from a platform of even-keeled reality...But his writing doesn't even close to mimicking the wit of the real Churchill, and it doesn't have to, but it's so short on laughs and energy that the difference makes the evening as a whole far rockier than it should be."
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The Huffington Post
May 8th, 2015

"Since this is Churchill speaking through Keaton, it may be the world leader's devotion to language and the masterful manner in which he uses it that comes across most piercingly. The skill with a quick tongue alone makes him a delightful person to pass the time with. Keaton makes that point above all others."
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Blog Critics
May 8th, 2015

"It's as if we’re attending a lecture tour Churchill might have delivered near the end of his life. It’s a powerful meta-theatrical technique Keaton and director Johns make the most of. Charming, deep, emotionally affecting, expertly crafted, and (incidentally) informative, 'Churchill' is a solo show that feels bigger than a solo show.
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NY Theatre Guide
March 27th, 2015

"Churchill’s immense charm shines through as Keaton’s adaptation of Churchill’s own words makes him human while keeping him larger than life. The script takes fullest advantage of Churchill’s own wit to create the intimacy so vital in a one-actor show. Keaton is a fine actor to be sure. He maintains just the stiff upper lip."
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