Blanket Ban London Reviews and Tickets

69%
(6 Ratings)
Positive
50%
Mixed
50%
Negative
0%
Members say
Relevant, Confusing, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant

About the Show

Chalk Line Theatre's award-winning play interrogating Malta’s restrictions on women's freedoms.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (6)

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Nic
624 Reviews | 108 Followers
81
Impactful, Resonant, Relevant, Powerful, Important

See it if you would appreciate a compelling look at the very real-world consequences of abortion bans around the globe.

Don't see it if you don’t like topical shows or need a linear narrative.

179 Reviews | 20 Followers
70
Edgy, Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You want to know about Malta and their inhumane abortion laws

Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional play, it felt more like a live documentary

135 Reviews | 11 Followers
66
Confusing in parts, Energetic, Impassioned, Well researched, Political

See it if you like topical and well-researched theatre that gives insight into major political issues. You believe in a woman's right to choose.

Don't see it if you want a straight narrative show that is performed in chronological order. You do not believe in a woman's right to an abortion.

161 Reviews | 30 Followers
60
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want to see a passionate and well researched piece about a relevant topic.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a traditional play with a straightforward narrative structure- this was a little jumbled and didn’t flow at all in places Read more

28 Reviews | 0 Followers
50
Slow, Intelligent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You enjoy political Theatre and want to understand the lack of rights women face in other parts of the world

Don't see it if You don't absolutely care about the subject matter

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
During previews
100
Clever, Absorbing

See it if Personal accounts from the two Maltese women who are passionate about the subject of abortion. Clever use of props and costumes

Don't see it if You prefer big-stage shows

Critic Reviews (5)

BroadwayWorld
May 4th, 2023

"This is a heart-shattering and engaging play that inspires all of us to stand up and inspire change."
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Time Out London
May 3rd, 2023

" ‘Blanket Ban’ proves that banning abortion does not stop it happening, it just drives it, dangerously ‘underground’. "
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All That Dazzles (UK)
May 3rd, 2023

"The fluidity of the play and its performance styles makes it difficult to accurately describe – focusing on some moments may sell the whole thing as far too frivolous, whereas others would make it sound like an hour and a half of sheer misery."
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The Guardian (UK)
May 3rd, 2023

" 'Blanket Ban' is a warning that abortion rights can never be taken for granted, and a hope that open discussion of topics that have repeatedly been silenced can serve as a bold form of protest and a key instigator of change."
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Everything Theatre (UK)
May 4th, 2023

“This politically pertinent piece of theatre opens the discussion on challenges faced by women in a place which many consider to be a paradise. It highlights that beneath the clear blue and balmy seas of Malta, there remain acts of atrocity toward women and significant efforts are still needed in the fight for the rights of those affected by the blanket ban on abortion.”
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