Between Riverside and Crazy (Hampstead Theatre)
Closed 2h 30m
Between Riverside and Crazy (Hampstead Theatre)
81

Between Riverside and Crazy (Hampstead Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

81%
(56 Ratings)
Positive
88%
Mixed
7%
Negative
5%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intense, Entertaining

About the Show

Olivier Award-nominee Michael Longhurst directs this Pulitzer Prize-winning tragicomedy.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (14)

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71 Reviews | 8 Followers
90
Great characters, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you enjoy a play where no-one is what they seem to be, ditto situations. For Danny Sapani's vibrant centre stage moments! & Elia Monte-Brown

Don't see it if you want to see Christians portrayed realistically! You don't enjoy a twisty revenge drama.

334 Reviews | 21 Followers
80
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if For a bold family drama play with a great central performance.

Don't see it if Not quite as strong as the recent Broadway production but still lots going for it.

179 Reviews | 20 Followers
77
Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if For the good acting by the protagonist. Although the plot may look cliched, there are some turns which keep you invested.

Don't see it if You can't stand swearing. Some characters seem to be not fleshed out.

139 Reviews | 11 Followers
75
Great writing, Funny, Great acting

See it if Great performance by Danny Sapani after his recent Lear. Sometimes funny and overall quite say story.

Don't see it if Not for people who don't like Brits putting on American accents. Or those allergic to another NY play.

135 Reviews | 11 Followers
71
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want an intelligent and absorbing drama about a black ex-cop in New York and his wider family and associates.

Don't see it if you can't cope with swearing. It is also a little on the shouty side and the end if confusing - we had a debate with strangers after!

28 Reviews | 2 Followers
90
Delightful, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if I really loved the ups and downs of this show ! Don’t expect a cheery or easy watch. We loved it - the accents and characters were great.

Don't see it if You don’t want an emotional rollercoaster - it is thoroughly worth it and we really felt the power of the characters emotions…

22 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Refreshing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Enjoy intimate theatre with a good story told with great acting.

Don't see it if I found I needed to focus on the narrative and not the action

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
68
Funny moments, Stubborn, Us dialogue, Entertaining, Surprising

See it if you like plays about people and their life tribulations and approach to adversity.

Don't see it if you struggle with heavy American dialogue and references.

Critic Reviews (8)

The London Evening Standard
May 15th, 2024

"This is a tricksy, rigged piece of drama...It's still headily enjoyable"
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Time Out London
May 14th, 2024

"...a meaty watch, a pungent, spikey mix of laughs, tears and doomed defiance"
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The Guardian (UK)
May 14th, 2024

"Strong performances and jibing humour propel"
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The Times (UK)
May 14th, 2024

"overstuffed play goes for easy laughs"
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London Theatre
May 14th, 2024

"Danny Sapani is a roaring, contradictory patriarch in this Pulitzer-winning play"
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 14th, 2024

"...even the most flawed of us deserve love, freedom, family, even salvation"
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The Stage (UK)
May 14th, 2024

"Guirgis’ dialogue is funny, sparky and sharp"
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WhatsOnStage
May 14th, 2024

"It’s a warm, intriguing play, as wise as it is outrageous, as funny as it is grim"
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