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Orpheus & Eurydice

From 65 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful

About the show

The Flanagan Collective & Gobbledigook Theatre bring this modern retelling of the ancient myth to Soho Playhouse for its North American premiere. More…

From the show:

Wound from soaring, heart pounding live music and searing spoken word, ORPHEUS & EURYDICE is a show for anyone who has fallen in love, and for anyone who has lost it.


Member Reviews (65)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful
81
Avg Score

71
Constant turning to 4 sides, Homespun, Long/slow, Strong singing, Absorbing

See it if you'd like 2+ hrs w sincere, dedicated, warm, talented, enthusiastic actors. Updated O&E, not very insightful. Strg singing. Intimate space.

Don't see it if you want a gr story w well-integrated songs. Or creative staging (actors spin ard in center). Still, troupe eventually makes you invested.

80
Creative, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Intimate production in a new take on the old myth. Creative, beautiful & passionate with a great twist!. Very engaging cast.

Don't see it if you want your greek straight and your productions big.

Also The show has some beautiful lyrics/text and smart turns of phrase.

80
Intimate, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You'd enjoy a modern retelling of the greek mythology. Super talented cast and very nice intimate production.

Don't see it if You dislike small intimate productions or don't like modern twists on classics.

71
Slow, Absorbing, Clever, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if If you know the story, this one has some interesting twist to it. Warm and inviting production.

Don't see it if Has a lot of dialogue and can be slow at times. Maybe too long for some.

80
Quirky, Passionate, Enchanting, Clever, Romantic

See it if Creative feminist version of the myth, set in modern times with depth of feeling, rich details, & wonderful music. Warm & enthusiastic.

Don't see it if Springsteen tunes w/some audience participation (I liked, but some may not). Lots of narration. Distracting lights shine on audience. Long.

87
Engaging, Intimate, Tuneful, Contemporary, Smart

See it if you’d like to experience an engaging, cotemporary, musical take on the Orpheus & Eurydice story.

Don't see it if you want a standard play: Here 4 performers narrate, sing & sometimes act as the stories of the 2 lead characters unfold & at last interact.

Also I was fully taken by the 4 performers here & the 2 stories they tell, ... Read more Read less

75
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Good talent. Great idea to bring to Soho. Great effort by all four.

Don't see it if Lights blind part of audience. Accents need time to adjust to. Too many steps to loft. Soho needs more organization re; 3 shows.

79
Absorbing, Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you'd like a fresh take on the Greek characters by an energetic cast doing it all - acting, singing, playing instruments, engaging audience.

Don't see it if you expect traditional presentation of these stories-here there's no set, costumes or props, but contemporary music is added. Bright lights!

80
Quirky, Joyful interaction with audience, Nice ensemble work, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if for the charming performers who have created this piece and encourage the audience to sing along.

Don't see it if you expect the traditional myth. This is a creative modernization.

80
Entertaining, Slow, Romantic, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if Orphy going down under to retrieve his Eury narrated/sung/miked/amped in the round in the small new Loft."Colour me in so I'm not just b&w"

Don't see it if Two hrs w/ break. "The lover's arms take us out and nestle us in the weed/If he wants to move a goddess, then he'd better up his game"

Also "The present is precious, but it's not meant to last/Never gonna do wh... Read more Read less

78
Confusing, Quirky, Slow, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if You want a modern update on the Orpheus & Eurydice myth. You want a charming cast & some great music. You enjoy intimate staging.

Don't see it if You don't like heavy narration plays: we're told what's happening more than shown. You want to see more of O & E together: most of...

Also Act 1 is them apart & w/other people. The language dealing w/inner fee... Read more Read less

75
Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if In the round with talking, music, singing with some original music. Performers are very friendly.

Don't see it if Want production with costume, dancing. This is in a line of storyteller. Running over 2 hours.

80
Endearing, Intelligent, Clever, Slow, Entertaining

See it if contemporary & original script by one of the actors; music without being a musical; likeable/ talented/hard working 4 person ensemble.

Don't see it if you don't like small spaces with small audience capacity; no interest in interacting with affable actors preshow; 1st act slow, 2nd flies by

75
Entertaining, Amiable and likable cast, Nice voices

See it if Want to spend 2+ hrs w pleasant performers in modern reworking of old myth. It's as if traveling minstrels showed up in the town square.

Don't see it if Want props, sets, lights, or more than stepping iin/around bare circle. Music feels repetitive & it's hard to stay engaged, but still nice.

Also Be forewarned: This is in The Loft, a new performing space at Soho Pla... Read more Read less

81
Quirky, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want a unique look at the Orpheus & Eurydice story. Beautiful music and spoken word. Enthusiastic performers. Brilliantly done.

Don't see it if You can't deal with accents. One performer's voice and cadence made it a little hard to follow them.

Also This is one of my top 10 of 2019. Even with the little problems it fac... Read more Read less

79
Fun, Lyrical, Romantic, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if An engaging rewriting of the myth. Concept album of love songs/break up songs. Like coffee house acoustic punched up w/ piano bar ballads.

Don't see it if you want a set/props & lots of distance btwn you & the actors. A bit of audience participation (singing along to Bruce Springsteen together)

Also You will not be asked to get up and dance. I wish someone had reassure... Read more Read less

86
Great presentation, Smart, fast paced,, Great writing

See it if You like really clever writing, modern updates of classic tales which absolutely retains the truth of the original.

Don't see it if you dont like non classic classics. Its very fast. got to have good hearing and like holding your breath. staged so you could touch actors

79
Too long, Intimate, Confusing, Engaging, Creative

See it if interested in an updated musical version of the O &E legend with an enthusiastic, ingratiating cast performed in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if you have trouble with heavy Brit accents & a story line that can be a bit confusing at first. First act could use some judicious trimming.

85
Refreshing, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Clever

See it if you appreciate Greek tragedy, want to experience a fresh, modern perspective regarding this myth, and adore Springsteen’s creations

Don't see it if you demand large casts, elaborate costumes, sets, live orchestra or chorus, or adherence to original texts, or you abhor feminism

Also The UK born and bread cast are as charming as they are talented, creat... Read more Read less

85
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A beautifully written & acted show by a young British company. The music was well configured to match this love story.

Don't see it if You don’t like Greek mythology. Also, there were a few pitchy moments.

82
Original, Quirky, Good singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like storytelling.There is some traditional acting,but most is storytelling embellished by good music.Original. Greek myth & Springsteen

Don't see it if you dislike storytelling & prefer traditional plays; dislike simply staged pieces, can't climb 2 flights of stairs.

84
Charming, Clever, Intimate, Great singing, Romantic

See it if In the round and up close and personal, four minstrels sing, play and recant in clever verse the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.

Don't see it if You don't want to interact with performers, don't like modern and interpretive versions of classic stories, don't like intertwined stories.

Also This is the blending of two different one hour plays intertwined into ... Read more Read less

79
Engaging, Quirky, Confusing, Charming, Intimate

See it if you want to see a modern retelling of classic myth that isn't Hadestown. Talented and charismatic actors mostly succeed. Some lovely music.

Don't see it if you don't like bare bones, no set or costumes. Story can be a bit hard to follow at times. English accents can be hard to understand.

Also This is a lovely piece that is worth seeing. It's hard not to compare ... Read more Read less

90
Confusing, Great staging, Quirky, Resonant, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of singer-songwriter music like Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, Orla Gartland. Want to see The Last 5 years meets greek mythology.

Don't see it if You have little patience for pieces where, as an audience member, you might be momentarily lost and have to sort some things out as you go.

Also “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive c... Read more Read less

92
Ambitious, Great acting, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if looking for an intimate show that really has some great moments and songs. The cast does a great job of switching between the characters.

Don't see it if looking for an elaborate musical. This is also 2 hours, so if can't sit in fold-able chairs for too long this may not be fore you.

Also I didn't know much about the show, but was pleasantly surprised with t... Read more Read less


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