Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Riveting, Intense, Great writing

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Academy and Tony Award nominee Carey Mulligan stars in this new solo drama from Tony Award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly.

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An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship. Before long they begin to settle down, buy a house, juggle careers, have kids – theirs is an ordinary family. But then their world starts to unravel and things take a disturbing turn.



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90
Gotham Playgoer

“On the basis of her riveting performance in this exhilarating but harrowing solo piece, I can understand why Mulligan is regarded as one of the finest actors of her generation...She does not strike a false note as she tells a tale that slides down a slippery path from amusing anecdote to tragedy...The level of the writing is high except for a brief turn to the didactic near the end...A judicious trim would have improved the play. Be forewarned that the outcome is devastating." Full Review

90
London Theatre

for a previous production "This deeply unsettling yet spellbinding new play. It is narrated entirely by the mother, played with ferocious concentration and harrowing anguish and intensity by Carey Mulligan...Though the destination may be sign-posted long before we get there, the journey is nevertheless both gruelling and gripping...Mulligan's control of this narrative arc is astonishing...It's not a comfortable play to watch - yet it’s impossible to look away. It is one of the acting achievements of the year so far." Full Review

90
The Telegraph (UK)

for a previous production "If anyone was in any doubt that Mulligan, 32, is a phenomenal talent, here’s the proof in triplicate...She proves a born storyteller, getting us to hang on every word; she displays spot-on comic timing too...Part of the power of the evening lies in guessing where we’re going to end up...The Royal Court is usually at its best when it addresses the subject of violence and here, thanks above all to Mulligan’s tour de force, its main-house offering strikes annihilatingly home." Full Review

85
Independent.IE

for a previous production "A piece that takes us on an extraordinary journey from clubby laughter to the bleak arctic wastes that lie on the other side of terrible tragedy. The show is jolly, then it punches you in the gut and it sends out a feminist message of shocking power. Mulligan’s performance retains a moving openness through all these difficult changes of tone...A remarkable return for Mulligan." Full Review

80
The London Evening Standard

for a previous production "Kelly is particularly concerned with male violence and the social mechanisms that exist to muffle it...A crafty 90-minute piece, which sometimes sounds like a lecture. Yet if occasionally it feels manipulative, it’s also packed with memorable lines...While the production is elegant, there’s a note of controlled fierceness throughout. What’s most arresting, though, is Mulligan’s gift for making a throwaway line devastating...It’s the kind of performance that makes the audience hold its breath." Full Review

80
What's On Stage (UK)

for a previous production "Mulligan is warm and engaging, confident and charming, and the tale she tells is full of humour...Here, something unthinkably terrible happens to change the tone and tenor of Mulligan's monologue. It is hard to write about because the shock is carefully and realistically contrived and withheld for a very long time...The play is deliberately cold-hearted, and I sometimes resisted its determination to be so flatly factual. But the subtlety of Mulligan's performance pulled me along." Full Review

80
Time Out London

for a previous production "When it's not being hilarious, this performance can feel like a hundred wildly persuasive opinion pieces mashed together and formed into an uncannily coherent whole...Turner’s production is a knock-out...It transitions, fast...with a kind of unstoppable power that mirrors Kelly’s uncompromising text, and Mulligan’s equally uncompromising delivery...Mulligan’s unshaking, still commitment to her performance feels like a kind of activism." Full Review

75
The New York Times

for a previous production "Mulligan’s unnamed character is dryly funny on any number of topics...Kelly dresses up his narrative in ways that detract from its power, like some overzealous puppeteer...If the play overreaches for effect, there’s no trace of the sensational in Mulligan’s performance, which is accompanied by a playfulness and quick-wittedness that bypass the gathering thesis-mongering of the final passages." Full Review

70
The Guardian (UK)

for a previous production "Mulligan is a joy to watch as she brings her expressive powers to bear in Kelly’s flawed but compelling one-hander...Mulligan is brilliant at engaging with the audience and charting the gradations of the relationship with the husband...Here you have only the woman’s word for it...This doesn’t gainsay the immense subtlety of Mulligan’s performance or the clarity of Turner’s direction...It’s a gut-wrenching piece, but...I’d suggest you need to present both sides of the story." Full Review

60
The Stage (UK)

for a previous production "The brutal, blindsiding climax...when it hits, seemingly coming out of nowhere, it’s a queasy experience. It’s difficult to say though, whether the slow, almost banal build up makes this ending worth it...In its every detail, Lyndsey Turner’s production is monotone and monochrome...Mulligan’s performance is calculatedly one-note...The insistence on quiet and stillness becomes disturbing, it isolates the incredibly detailed brutality of the play’s ending. It pays off, just." Full Review

40
The Times (UK)

for a previous production "Mighty though Mulligan is, 'Girls & Boys' is an oddly structured and not entirely convincing evening. Its first 75 minutes are rambling and only really serve as a long set-up...The children never take on a life of their own. Nor, really, does the unseen husband whose business gets into trouble just as Mulligan’s takes off. Which means that Kelly zigs and zags too much...Serious subject, seriously good acting, but far too much time spent wondering: 'Why are we being told all this?'" Full Review


100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Great writing, Great staging

See it if Dennis Kelly's one-woman play looks at the slow dissolution of a family in the most tragic manner. Carey Mulligan performance is intense,

Don't see it if you do not like plays with monologues

Also nuanced and compelling. She is extraordinary.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if WOW! A stunning performance by Carey Mulligan. You'll be transfixed & I'd say more but don't want to spoil it. Don't miss this - really!

Don't see it if Can't say much b/c about the subject matter b/it would spoil the story, but I will say there's lots of swearing if you're sensitive to that.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Great writing

See it if You like watching a brilliant actor beautifully navigate a riveting solo piece. Stunning performance.

Don't see it if You don’t like one person shows or you can’t TURN OFF YOUR DAMN PHONE for 2 hours. Honestly people! Phones going off in a solo piece. Shame!

95
During previews
Absorbing, Exquisite, Well written

See it if You love Dennis Kelly (who is more known in the U.K. than here). He is a lot like Lonergan, mixing the grotesque with the funny.

Don't see it if It is a one-woman show. Mulligan is a good actor, but I dont think she can carry a one-woman. The piece is great -she's not at transitions

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if you want to see great acting; every nuance was masterful. Carey Mulligan holds your attention every second. You can't look away. Brilliant!

Don't see it if you don't like monologues; bad language or actors with accents. Or if you need earphones to hear well.

Also The Minetta Lane does not provide enough working earphones to accommod... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful, Profound, Riveting

See it if A tour de force performance by Mulligan in this completely riveting, partly funny, partly brutal one woman show. Run to see this one.

Don't see it if You don’t like one person shows or have a hard time with thick British accents. This is intense.

93
During previews
Great acting, Masterful, Riveting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a stellar actor at the top of her craft in a gripping one woman show. Touches of humor in this searing story of love, family

Don't see it if If you don’t like solo performances, or women, or British accents, or whatever, get over it! See this show!

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Riveting, Great writing

See it if You’d love to see a miraculous, once-in-a-lifetime performance by a future Oscar winner in an intimate space, with a riveting script.

Don't see it if You dislike small productions, one-person shows, storytelling, etc.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You like Carey Mulligan. She’s wonderful in this. And the writing is great.

Don't see it if You don’t like one-woman dramas with no intermission.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Intense, Riveting, Great staging

See it if you want to see an intense drama -- even if you don't like 1 person shows -- that will surprise even if you think it won't.

Don't see it if you want the typical star phone it in one person show. And have a little trouble with English detachment.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Compelling

See it if For Carey Mulligan’s performance. I was riveted throughout. It’s both funny and heartbreaking.

Don't see it if If you’re not adept at non-posh British accents, don’t like solo performances, or could be triggered by drama.

Also As the reviews say, there’s a twist/reveal late in the show that shoul... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you love a great actress working her craft magic on a ready audience. The intense subject matter came as a surprise but she worked her magic

Don't see it if you have a hard time with difficult subject matter.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Confusing, Disorienting

See it if you appreciate thoroughly engaging, one-person performances.

Don't see it if you can't abide by the former.

Also Playwright Dennis Kelly has certainly given Carey Mulligan a mouthful,... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you enjoy storytelling. This is a sad, interesting tale, told fairly simply and directly, with wonderful, subtle acting.

Don't see it if you want bells and whistles. This is almost pure storytelling. Sometimes just a raised eyebrow or a shrug is all you get but great!

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You want to see a mesmerizing Carey Mulligan in a master class of performance. I was drawn in from the first minute and couldn’t look away.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy solo shows or topics that are painful and difficult.

89
During previews
Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Great writing

See it if you want to see a powerful performance by Mulligan, who commands the stage. Strong writing goes from funny to moving to shocking seamlessly.

Don't see it if you don't care for one-person shows.

89
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you wish to see a powerful performance and one that will not leave you dry eyed. Intense, riveting performance by Mulligan.

Don't see it if you do not like one person shows or you like comedy. Some of this drama is extremely disturbing so if you have nightmares, do not go.

89
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like Carey Mulligan. She acts out a range of emotions with the most expressive face and good comedic timing. She’s a delight to watch.

Don't see it if you’re not a fan of Carey Mulligan, one-person shows or are offended by profanity or explicit descriptions of violence.

Also It veers on the side of being a lecture but Carey's delivery kept me e... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Great staging, Devastating

See it if you want to see Carey Mulligan prove once again that she is one of the finest actors currently gracing a stage.

Don't see it if you do not like solo shows, have trouble with British accents and/or cannot deal with a gut-wrenching story.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great writing

See it if for stellar story telling by Cary Mulligan who masterfully holds your attention throughout riveting play. Excellent staging.

Don't see it if Don't like Carey |Mulligan, solo plays.. or drama that turns "preachy" at end.

Also Hard to hear all from rear orchestra (Get listening devices) Missing f... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Riveting

See it if Appealing Mulligan delivers dark fully staged monologue of a tragic memory of loss. Salty reminiscence of a Brit wife and that 1 fateful day

Don't see it if Subpar dramedy elevated by extremely likable Mulligan's performance. She reels you in and then after a slow hour, POW!, gut punch! (1:50)

84
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Great writing

See it if you like single performer shows. Mulligan amazing. Drama and tension builds so you must be ready for ride. Clever sets.

Don't see it if you aren't open to feminist issues (term used loosely to avoid spoilers).

83
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Great staging

See it if you enjoy solo shows, or like an intense twist. This show doesn't end the way you might expect. Carey Mulligan is terrific and riveting.

Don't see it if watching a single actor on stage for 105 minutes tends to bore you. You have to use your imagination while a story is being relayed to you.

83
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting

See it if You want to see Carey Mulligan give a brilliant performance

Don't see it if You don't like one woman shows You have a hard time with English accents You can't handle tragic storylines

Also I normally don't love one woman/man shows but I liked this one. Starts... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Great writing

See it if You enjoy watching masterful performances. Mulligan is outstanding.

Don't see it if You dislike solo shows or plays with intense moments or dark themes.


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