Tuesdays at Tesco's
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Tuesdays at Tesco's
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Tuesdays at Tesco's NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Quirky, Funny, Relevant, Edgy, Great acting

About the Show

Pauline, once Paul, recounts one of her regular Tuesday visits to her old, recently-widowed Dad.

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Great acting, Funny, Relevant, Quirky, Edgy

See it if You want to see Simon Callow at the top of his game.

Don't see it if You don't like one-person plays.

Critic Reviews (21)

The New York Times
May 19th, 2015

"A bold and expert performance that makes no concessions to an actor’s vanity or an audience’s sympathy...Everything about this show’s first 70 minutes is completely of a piece. So it comes as a jolt when the script moves on to a melodramatic and sensational postscript. After all, what makes Pauline compelling has been her wish to be boring. Denying her that wish so extravagantly feels cheap."
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New York Post
May 21st, 2015

"Simon Callow has an easy control of the stage and effortlessly holds our attention. His Pauline can be proud and strong, but also vulnerable and wounded. She stands tall, even without the heels."
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Theatermania
May 19th, 2015

"All of these misfires and neglected details make for a theatrical experience that ranges from frustrating to boring. The show is over in 75 minutes, but it feels a lot longer. This is even more disappointing considering the fact that Darley has written a very real and sympathetic character in Pauline. She deserves a much better outing than 'Tuesdays at Tesco's.'"
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BroadwayWorld
May 22nd, 2015

"Metropolitan area audiences should take advantage of the opportunity to see this great theatrical event...Callow's heartrending portrayal of Pauline is inspired. And he seamlessly brings a number of other characters into the narrative...This is an important piece of theater."
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Lighting & Sound America
May 20th, 2015

"'Tuesdays at Tesco's' ends with a brief, tragic coda that reveals much more about Pauline than has been previously disclosed and makes clear that Andy has a profound shock coming his way...In my experience, only 'Tuesdays at Tesco's' evokes so clearly the experience of a transgender person facing down a hostile environment. It's an experience that isn't easily forgotten."
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Theatre is Easy
May 21st, 2015

"Simon Callow's performance as a transgender woman is the best part of an uneven production...The writing is repetitive and not that interesting, focusing on mundane details like which queue to join. It is only through Callow's performance that it comes alive. Robin Don's set also raises questions. It is unfortunate that every element of the production seems like its own entity and not a cohesive whole."
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Theater Pizzazz
May 22nd, 2015

"A mystifying monodrama with some head-scratching twists and turns...But Mr. Callow gives a committed, intricately nuanced performance. The glances, the entire physical attitude and the slow, droll accent he affects all create a detailed portrait of a troubled human being. Simon Stokes, the director, kept the play moving along at a relaxed, but never monotonous pace."
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Stage Buddy
May 20th, 2015

"During this ordinary Tuesday of cleaning, washing, ironing and shopping, each encounter with her father or with people in Tesco’s is met with bravado on the outside and heartbreak within...'Tuesdays at Tesco’s' and Mr. Callow’s tour de force performance are a study in and triumph over shame. It is a must see!"
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