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Nicholas Hytner directs a psychological thriller about a woman who witnesses a serious car accident.

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Critic Reviews (8)

Time Out London
March 5th, 2019

Hytner’s brisk production, with a live cello score and dynamic set and projections from Bob Crowley and Luke Halls, is effortlessly watchable, and often very funny in its digs at class, privilege and arts hacks.'
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The Telegraph (UK)
March 5th, 2019

Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt is compelling in this black comedy of manners ...it’s fairly tame stuff...And yet it quietly grips.'
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London Theatre
March 6th, 2019

Here's another predictable (and sometimes far-fetched) drama set amongst the glitterati of London's literati...What it does have... are gripping performances from Joanne Froggatt...and Robert Glenister...'
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The Guardian (UK)
March 6th, 2019

Even if that makes for predictable drama, the piece is stylishly presented... It is all smoothly done without ever creating a palpable sense of danger.'
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What's On Stage (UK)
March 5th, 2019

It is all quite enjoyable, but it feels incredibly lightweight...With its elegant cello interludes, and its careful story-telling, this is theatre as an after-dinner mint, bland and inoffensive.'
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The Arts Desk
March 7th, 2019

Adaptation of Harriet Lane's psychological and satirical bestseller never quite takes off... The chief pleasure of this evening lies in the continuous satirical jibes at journalism and at family life.'
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The Times (UK)
March 6th, 2019

Froggatt is the star here — and you really can’t take your eyes off her — but the rest of the cast are tip-top...The set, by Bob Crowley, is a thing of wonder...'
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The Stage (UK)
March 5th, 2019

For a thriller, it’s weirdly suspense-free. It is also thin, aimless and mired in cliché – and Hytner’s production, for all its starry cast, is startlingly naff.'
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