See it if you want a real love story.Acting and staging are first rate.Writing is excellent.This invites you into a world few of us knew.Well done.
Don't see it if you want a fast paced show.This moves at the pace of a careful life.Staging & direction are as excellent as the acting & writing. A real gem
See it if you like the movie, this may be a play you want to check out. For the most part, it stays true to the movie, but the movie was better.
Don't see it if you want the play to improve on the movie. Found the play to be slow in parts, but overall good with some strong performances.
See it if a typical romance story that goes through many twists and turns
Don't see it if your looking for something a bit different
See it if You like the book or film
Don't see it if you aren't familiar with the source material, its confusing and slow at times
See it if you like intellectual dialogue, with pith
Don't see it if you don't enjoy rather intense comments on life and death
See it if very good insite as to how different the times where in 1952 onwards for gay men
Don't see it if could be a little confusing at times
See it if You enjoy intimate shows, great writing and a thought provoking story.
Don't see it if You want a light, flashy, easy night at the theatre. There are plenty of charmingly funny moments, but I wouldn’t call it a comedy.
See it if You want to see great raw acting in an intimate theatre space. Clever stage choreography and ambience. Moving & thought provoking adaptation
Don't see it if You want fast paced theatre with lots of props and stage embellishments.
"This production – lean, inventive but fatally grounded in its action and effects – ends up proving the story’s inherent anti-theatricality."
"The glorious moment when George and Kenny find contentment by splashing into a stylised ocean will stay with me for a long time."
"It's never less than watchable, and the language is something to savour even as it defies theatricalisation, it just needs more fire in its belly and a clearer picture of the central protagonist."
"Despite the compelling performances and the lasting tenderness of Isherwood’s narrative, Wilson’s production still feels distant...With its centre on ageing and the uncontrollability of death as relevant today as ever, it is a loss that we don’t find this production breathtaking."
"The writing is profoundly humane...what particularly stands out now, in Simon Reade’s skilful stage adaptation, is its unsparing exploration of the ways we strive to put ourselves back together after a loss."
"Even though there is an awkwardness to the introduction and a too-quick detachment at the finale, what happens in-between is often good and sometimes deeply affecting."
“Even though there is an awkwardness to the introduction and a too-quick detachment at the finale, what happens in-between is often good and sometimes deeply affecting. While it isn’t a perfect adaptation, I’m not sure that such a thing could exist for ‘A Single Man’. “
"There are good elements to this production, but on the whole they don’t quite click together...the ending is hugely touching and really quite beautiful as the lights go down."