Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead London Reviews and Tickets

(3 Reviews)
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Great acting, Ambitious, Resonant, Absorbing, Long

About the Show

Complicité's brand-new production based on the Nobel prize-winning dark comic novel.

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115 Reviews | 11 Followers
Long, Quirky, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if if you won't be put off by a 3h play that's mostly a monologue with a few dialogues thrown in; acting itself is excellent with fab visuals.

Don't see it if the subjects of crime, animal cruelty, eco-terrorism, etc. are going to put you off or if you will have a problem with bright light flashes. Read more

36 Reviews | 9 Followers
Resonant, Intelligent, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if you like to see challenging new plays, the second act is stronger than the first. A poetic and absorbing play with great acting

Don't see it if the subtitles in Polish can be distraction and the first part is a little slow

31 Reviews | 0 Followers
Slow, Intense, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you enjoyed the novel or if you're in the mood for a slow-burning murder mystery

Don't see it if you don't have the patience to sit through a 3-hour show or if you are sensitive to bright lights and loud noises

Critic Reviews (8)

Time Out London
March 29th, 2023

“...‘Drive Your Plow…’ is more recognisably theatre as we know it, and by the impossibly high bar the company has set it’s reasonably conventional. But you don’t need to change the game every time: it’s just a joy to see the old magic flow forth once again.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
March 29th, 2023

“The production is excellent at spiriting up and sustaining that nightmarish, visceral quality – with howling winds, remorseless gun-shots, much darkness...this looks like a valuable addition to the Complicite corpus but a not quite (or not yet) vintage one.”
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The Guardian (UK)
March 29th, 2023

“Theatrically, this is a masterclass in how to fill a big stage, in part through sound and lighting.”
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The Times (UK)
March 29th, 2023

“The dichotomy between ruthless humans exploiting the good earth doesn’t exactly leave much room for nuance. We get the ecological message long before the light fades for the last time.”
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The Stage (UK)
March 31st, 2023

"This is a piece that demands patience and close attention. But it’s a stealthily potent and unsettling enchantment."
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March 29th, 2023

“ is worth admitting that I belong to those who know what's coming – the rug pull that makes the novel so impressive. Which is a bit of a shame – I expect the show will perhaps be more enticing for those who don't know its carefully guarded secrets.”
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The London Evening Standard
March 29th, 2023

“Fans of the novel won’t be disappointed. This is a loyal but innovative adaptation that wonderfully brings to life the dry comedy and compelling strangeness of the text”
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The Arts Desk
April 3rd, 2023

"The central theme of interconnectedness has made for a marvellously multi-dimensional show, but the layering and cross-referencing felt at times seems counter-productive – though maybe it’s asking too much of a delightfully poetic piece of theatre to always be crystal- clear"
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