Clyde's (Donmar Warehouse)
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Clyde's (Donmar Warehouse)
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Clyde's (Donmar Warehouse) London Reviews and Tickets

80%
(8 Ratings)
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Members say
Great acting, Funny, Absorbing, Relevant, Great writing

About the Show

The UK Premiere of Lynn Nottage's comedy about the formerly incarcerated staff of a sandwich shop.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (8)

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69 Reviews | 8 Followers
85
Great acting, Absorbing, Poignant, Riveting, Funny

See it if you like character-driven working class American drama, optimism, hope, new beginnings, change, redemption and rehabilitation

Don't see it if you want to know who Clyde is - I think we only see this central character through the eyes of others, we don't really learn who they are

55 Reviews | 6 Followers
84
Great acting, Clever

See it if you like plays that makes you think and talks about redemption and new begginings

Don't see it if you dont like “american vibes” and open endings

113 Reviews | 6 Followers
78
Great writing, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like simple plays

Don't see it if You want a complex storyline

341 Reviews | 22 Followers
70
Relevant, Disappointing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like a character driven piece with believable characters.

Don't see it if I can't help but feel this didn't quite live up to my expectations having enjoyed Sweat so much.

70 Reviews | 8 Followers
70
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny, Great writing, Slow

See it if you'd enjoy a powerful play on redemption and optimism, told from the perspective of incarcerated tuck shop workers.

Don't see it if you have a hard time understanding regional American accents, or prefer a piece with a faster pace or an interval.

45 Reviews | 3 Followers
80
Great acting, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy intimate shows with funny, clever dialogue which also makes you think.

Don't see it if you don't like shows where little happens on stage and which are left open-ended.

11 Reviews | 1 Follower
90
Great writing, Masterful, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you love a well written thought provoking story that truly sucks you in

Don't see it if you dont like the smell of meat or herbal cigarettes

1 Review | 0 Followers
98
Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you can! As this is a wonderful play and an amazing talented cast! It’s very funny and yet so sad! I absolutely adored it!

Don't see it if you’re hungry!

Critic Reviews (10)

The London Evening Standard
October 26th, 2023

“Lynette Linton’s production is rich in detail and texture and features gorgeous performances from two of her acting muses...This play is delightful and stimulating on many levels, but it would be worth seeing for her performance alone.”
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Time Out London
November 3rd, 2023

“Empathetically directed by Linton, it’s still a bittersweet play about the struggles of the working poor in an America that cares little for them. But it’s also a play that believes a better world might be possible. A radiant drama about love, hope and sandwiches.”
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The Times (UK)
October 26th, 2023

“Nottage, who explored blue-collar woes in the factory drama Sweat, wraps her message in fizzing dialogue and snarky exchanges, which wouldn’t be out of place in a top-notch sitcom. Over the course of a brisk 100 minutes with no interval you really do care about what happens to her characters.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
October 25th, 2023

“Linton has assembled the perfect ingredients for a dynamic, humane, laugh-out-loud evening...Oliver Fenwick gives Montrellous’s culinary creations holy lighting. Just make sure you eat before sitting down for this flavoursome show: Nottage’s tantalising descriptions of dream sandwiches will leave you drooling.”
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The Stage (UK)
October 25th, 2023

“For all the undeniable pleasure of the characters’ interactions, the play lacks action and a developing trajectory...Linton’s beautifully paced conducting of this quintet of tremendous performances more than papers over the play’s cracks.”
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WhatsOnStage
October 25th, 2023

“This is a vivid, life-enhancing play, full of heart, hope and humour, that suggests that whatever life throws at people, they can and will, if they cling on tenaciously enough, travel through to the next, better stage of human existence. Linton’s production is a real beauty. You’ll come out beaming…and possibly craving a really excellent sandwich.”
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The Arts Desk
October 26th, 2023

"Chef dramas like The Bear and Boiling Point... [use] the joint efforts of a motley workforce as a metaphor for the possibility of social cohesion in the face of a... need to make money. Nottage’s play takes a softer approach, focusing more on individual development than... economics... But it’s a rollicking evening and a great showcase for Linton and her cast."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
October 28th, 2023

“A well-acted ensemble piece that isn't interested in beating its audience over the head with its themes, ‘Clyde's’ allows us to see this quintet grow both as workers and as people over an indeterminate length, allowing us to ponder whether they deserve better or not...a delectable 100 minutes with an interesting, varied group of people whose situations introduce thought, discussion, and the necessity of valuing their humanity.”
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