ANIMAL London Reviews and Tickets

78%
(7 Ratings)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Entertaining, Confusing, Funny, Refreshing

About the Show

A Through The Mill Prize-winning play about a disabled gay man looking for love.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (7)

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62 Reviews | 2 Followers
85
Too long, Raunchy, Hilarious, Great writing, Edgy

See it if You can take in your face drama abou sex and disability, referencing drugs and prostitution.

Don't see it if You are a prude. Read more

221 Reviews | 42 Followers
84
Resonant, Refreshing, Relevant, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if how something simple can take more effort for others but with a comic twist and how friendship is important. learn to love each other

Don't see it if no reason I can see not to so funny and emotional one of the best things I've seen this year so far

11 Reviews | 0 Followers
85
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an LGBTQ play with disability representation and a fantastic cast.

Don't see it if You are homophobic or albeist.

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
70
Confusing, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to support a daring LGBTQ play with a rarely seen point of view. Bravo to the cast, especially those that played multiple roles!

Don't see it if The lead has CP so it was difficult to understand everything, but it's a small drawback given the authenticity and talent of his performance

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Educational, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Educational about ableism

Don't see it if You are homophobic, ableist or have a lack of sexual humour

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if You want to enjoy a funny, heartbreaking and beautiful show. ❤️

Don't see it if If you don’t understand that you’re going to watch a show where the main character is a disable guy with a speech impairment.

37 Reviews | 1 Follower
During previews
50
Quirky, Confusing

See it if You enjoy a light hearted gay show and sympathise with people with disabilities

Don't see it if You can’t tolerate inaudible dialogue. It was sooo hard to hear the main character and I was in the first row

Critic Reviews (8)

BroadwayWorld
April 22nd, 2023

" 'Animal' isn't just important in terms of its lifelike depiction of disability. It's the fully fledged example of a play that will pave the way for more inclusion on stages all across Britain."
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The Times (UK)
April 27th, 2023

“What a joy to discover a play that is so bold, so outspoken and so thoroughly unpredictable...Sometimes it feels like a sitcom, sometimes a dark night of the soul. It’s certainly not a play for those of a delicate disposition.” 
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All That Dazzles (UK)
April 22nd, 2023

“At its heart, this is a play about humanity and how we all have the same needs deep down, no matter what attributes are unique to us in a show that is refreshingly accessible to everyone...’ANIMAL’ is a show that will penetrate your heart and make you explode with joy and love.”
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The Stage (UK)
April 24th, 2023

“It’s an assembly of moments that fail to snap into motion...Lagan’s visually invigorating production feels aesthetically fresh and reflective of the digital age. It’s a pity that the writing doesn’t achieve the same sharpness.”
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WhatsOnStage
April 26th, 2023

"This insightful, funny and quietly heartbreaking play boasts some superb performances and provides a refreshingly uproarious look at the reality of living with cerebral palsy."
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The Guardian (UK)
April 27th, 2023

“Only during a speech by one of his carers about the frustrations of being differently abled does the material veer into worthiness...He [David] is, however, the indisputable font of dramatic energy in Bronagh Lagan’s production.”
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Everything Theatre (UK)
April 22nd, 2023

“ ‘Animal’ is an exceptional piece of work that hits all the right spots, and is a perfect representation of online dating for those with complex and challenging needs.”
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Time Out London
April 24th, 2023

"I urge you to go and check out this punchy play. In a world that’s increasingly held static by the stultifying effects of identity politics, it’s marvellous to find something that deals with so many Big and Important themes in such a breezy, confident way."
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