Brilliant Jerks London Reviews and Tickets

(7 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Clever, Relevant, Entertaining, Intelligent

About the Show

Award-winning writer Joseph Charlton's scandal-driven show based on the creation of a ride-hailing app.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (7)

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53 Reviews | 1 Follower
Fascinating, Enlightening, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy excellent performances and clever staging

Don't see it if you object to bad language

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

See it if You like tech based dramas, it's like the Social network meets the Wolf of Wall Street

Don't see it if Don't like the actors playing different characters

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you want a well acted play that explores some important and interesting topics, but doesn’t give itself time to properly flesh them out.

Don't see it if you want a script that really delves deep in to the controversies of THAT taxi app. The brevity makes it feel vapid in places. Read more

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love new writing

Don't see it if you hate intimate studio performance spaces

16 Reviews | 2 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like to see great performances from new talent.

Don't see it if you're pro-Uber.

18 Reviews | 0 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Three phenomenal actors doing a clever show is what you like

Don't see it if You don’t like an intimate performance.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Clever, witty reimagination of how the Uber empire got to what it is today

Don't see it if You don’t like super intimate settings - actors are within arm’s reach and will occasionally make eye contact! Intimidating but powerful.

Critic Reviews (7)

March 4th, 2023

“The problem with the play is that it's all just a little too familiar...The laughs land and the satire bites, but one feels there's an opportunity missed to find something really new to say post-pandemic, mid-cost of living crisis.”
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
March 3rd, 2023

Joseph Charlton has written a play that is both epic and intimate, mirroring the size of the company and the experience of taking a taxi ride. Brilliant Jerks is funny and thought-provoking without losing a sense of the characters and their importance to the story.
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March 6th, 2023

“It’s a common current criticism of theatre that shows are too long, but here’s one that would benefit from being significantly longer.”
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All That Dazzles (UK)
March 6th, 2023

"Intimate and often deeply felt despite the global scale of some of the subject matter, 'Brilliant Jerks' raises some important questions about workplace cultures, the commodification of ideas, and even the ethics behind the very apps it's inspired by. "
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Everything Theatre (UK)
March 5th, 2023

"The comedy does overshadow a little, leaving a feeling that perhaps we’ve seen this story before and that perhaps Brilliant Jerks does not have much new to say."
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West End Best Friend
March 4th, 2023

“The design of this production is as slick and cool as the writing...With echoes of The Social Network, Joseph Charlton’s ‘Brilliant Jerks’ is fresh, cool and utterly engrossing.”
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The Arts Desk
March 8th, 2023

“ ‘Brilliant Jerks’ is too cluttered a vehicle to explore its themes of power, sexism and survival with the required depth.”
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