London Assurance
Closed 2h 30m
London Assurance

London Assurance NYC Reviews and Tickets

(95 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Delightful, Great staging

About the Show

A parade of eccentric characters and merry mishaps ensue in Dion Boucicault's 1841 comedy of manners.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (95)

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133 Reviews | 35 Followers
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if It is a witty and well written piece and beautifully acted and directed. A welcome respite for the bad news around us.

Don't see it if If one is not interested in the classic approach and an amusing piece about the timelessness of human nature,avoid it;.

139 Reviews | 75 Followers
Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy clever use of language, fun, excellent cast, charming show

Don't see it if You are expecting an Ivo van Hove production. You really hate farce (I usually do but loved this show).You have trouble with British accents Read more

75 Reviews | 21 Followers
Romantic, Epic, Absorbing

See it if Great acting, adorable sets, and I’m very funny historic play .... Witty is the word I use

Don't see it if Slow pasted play, this one is 2 1/2 hours long but it goes by in a flash

87 Reviews | 20 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to laugh and enjoy a thoroughly entertaining play with wonderful characters and exquisite sets and costumes.

Don't see it if you do not appreciate farce.

754 Reviews | 127 Followers
Witty performance, Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you're interested in an exquisite production where every raised brow & bouncing curl conveys subtle meaning and lots of fun.

Don't see it if 19th Century farce bores you. The plot is thin with no redeeming social value except for a good time.

316 Reviews | 51 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want to laugh at a classic farce that though written in 1841 is still hilarious in this well-directed production.

Don't see it if You don't like farce or comedy of manners. Read more

53 Reviews | 6 Followers
Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy well acted comedies by an important 19th century playwright.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy old fashioned farcical comedies.

347 Reviews | 105 Followers
Wonderful production values and a more-than-game cast banish the mothballs in this vintage farce.

See it if You like classic plays that make you laugh.

Don't see it if You have no patience for the classic elements of farce: mistaken identity, eavesdropping, and people pretending to be in love with someone. Read more

Critic Reviews (10)

The New York Times
December 15th, 2019

"‘London Assurance’ Minds Its Manners: A 19th-century comedy from Dion Boucicault, at the Irish Repertory Theater, showcases some delicious characters in an imperfect vehicle."
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Time Out New York
December 15th, 2019

3/5 Stars "Inspires more grins more than guffaws. But while this antique can never truly shake off all its dust, Moore is blessed to have gifted stage vet McPhillamy in the central role...It's a testament to the artistry of this production that it makes the play so assuredly agreeable."
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December 15th, 2019

"London Assurance is a Victorian Comedy About Old Man Swagger: Dion Boucicault's breakthrough comedy gets a revival at the Irish Rep."
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Lighting & Sound America
January 2nd, 2020

"'London Assurance' is a perfect whirligig of complications, all of them neatly tidied up, in time for the final curtain, by a playwright more interested in symmetry than reality."
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Talkin' Broadway
December 15th, 2019

"To be sure, Boucicault's comedy isn't a masterpiece, but it's silly fun, especially with a cast that's having a good time, which the Rep's company certainly is. And although the production could use a little tightening...this 'London Assurance' is a holiday treat the whole family can enjoy."
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New York Stage Review
December 15th, 2019

3/5 Stars. "While the pleasures of the play may be eternal, modern productions require a particular dexterity. This production's shortcomings notwithstanding, it's not a bad place to spend a chilly evening."
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Theater News Online
December 15th, 2019

"Fortunately, the Irish Repertory Theatre's founder and award-winning director Charlotte Moore has found the right formula to pull this tricky kind of comedy off with her assured production of Dion Boucicault's 1841 play London Assurance."
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December 29th, 2019

"'London Assurance' is still a witty and lively play after almost 180 years. With its farcical elements laid over a drawing room comedy plot, Charlotte Moore's adroit production...mines the play for all of its humor and wisdom concerning the foibles of human nature and self-delusion."
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