Don't Destroy Me
Closed 2h 18m
Don't Destroy Me
42

Don't Destroy Me London Reviews and Tickets

42%
(4 Ratings)
Positive
0%
Mixed
25%
Negative
75%
Members say
Slow, Confusing, Great staging, Rambling, Disappointing

About the Show

Michael Hastings' drama about a WWII refugee returning to his father.

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19 Reviews | 1 Follower
60
Slow, Great staging, Confusing

See it if you are curious about the first work of rarely performed playwright Michael Hastings (although it is one with shortcomings and rough edges)

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12 Reviews | 0 Followers
40
Slow

See it if The set was very comprehensive especially for such a small theatre and the acting was good.

Don't see it if Unfortunately I neither understood the intention of the play or liked the storyline

1 Review | 0 Followers
25
Great staging, Disappointing, Rambling, Pointless, Confusing

See it if Actress playing Shani was excellent. Staging in the space was very clever.

Don't see it if Story was rambling and didn’t go anywhere. We sat through the second half hoping to get some clarity, but were disappointed. Am dram. Read more

Critic Reviews (6)

The Telegraph (UK)
January 16th, 2024

"The first revival of Michael Hasting's 1956 debut play reveals a fascinating work that offers much promise, but not a great deal of finesse"
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The Arts Desk
January 17th, 2024

"Forgotten play by the author of Tom & Viv is realistic, but lacks dramatic focus"
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WhatsOnStage
January 16th, 2024

“As a family drama set in a fascinating pressure-cooker environment, it demonstrates remarkable emotional maturity – focus and structure would surely be forthcoming.”
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The Times (UK)
January 16th, 2024

"This is a poignant, beautifully acted revival. A resonant piece of theatrical history that still ignites today."
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The Stage (UK)
January 16th, 2024

“After December’s festive schmaltz, a show reminding its audience of the enduring consequences of conflict offers a timely grounding in reality.”
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The Guardian (UK)
January 16th, 2024

“The play’s jangling dynamics never settle, but this is a smart rediscovery by Two’s Company director Tricia Thorns and her nervily responsive cast.”
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