A Single Man (London)
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A Single Man (London)

A Single Man (London) London Reviews and Tickets

(11 Ratings)
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Great acting, Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing, Great writing

About the Show

Simon Reade's adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's novel exploring grief.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (11)

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576 Reviews | 88 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

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

132 Reviews | 20 Followers
Slow, Quirky, Great acting

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.

198 Reviews | 37 Followers
Slow, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

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

106 Reviews | 12 Followers
Slow, Intelligent, Disappointing, Entertaining, Confusing

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

28 Reviews | 1 Follower
Intelligent, Great acting, Confusing, Clever, Absorbing

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

38 Reviews | 3 Followers
Intelligent, Intense, Delightful

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

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
Relevant, Absorbing, Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing

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.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if If you love tragedies about homosexual love in a difficult environment, and you love stories that genuinely explore grief.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy plays with a small, intimate cast.

Critic Reviews (8)

The Guardian (UK)
October 24th, 2022

"This production – lean, inventive but fatally grounded in its action and effects – ends up proving the story’s inherent anti-theatricality."
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The Times (UK)
October 25th, 2022

"The glorious moment when George and Kenny find contentment by splashing into a stylised ocean will stay with me for a long time."
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October 24th, 2022

"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."
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Time Out London
October 24th, 2022

"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."
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The Stage (UK)
October 25th, 2022

"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."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
October 24th, 2022

"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."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
October 24th, 2022

“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’. “
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Everything Theatre (UK)
October 23rd, 2022

"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."
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