Fairview London Reviews and Tickets

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Indulgent, Clever, Disappointing, Cliched

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The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winning play premieres in the UK following its hit run Off-Broadway.

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Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you want to see the kind of play you most likely haven't seen before.

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Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
December 5th, 2019

‘Fairview’ unfolds as a sometimes hysterically funny, sometimes deeply uncomfortable, sometimes desperately impassioned and earnest plea for white American culture to leave black American culture alone.'
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 5th, 2019

...the piece is highly playful and, for the most part, deceptively fun. It does though shift – baitingly – from something like satire into something akin to agit-prop...'
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The Times (UK)
December 6th, 2019

As we wait for the play to reveal hidden depths, all it really gives us is a familiar narrative...The cast, led by Nicola Hughes and Donna Banya, are sure-footed; so is Nadia Latif’s direction.'
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December 5th, 2019

Devastatingly intelligent and fiercely passionate, Fairview is a vital contribution to the debate around identity politics. It's also a very good play.'
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London Theatre
December 5th, 2019

In an intricate puzzle and game that playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury plays with her audience, our response to the play will inevitably be individually calibrated from who we are...'
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The Guardian (UK)
December 5th, 2019

A daring challenge to the white gaze...Directed by Nadia Latif, this Pulitzer prize-winning play by Jackie Sibblies Drury is definitely one to see – and argue over.'
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The Stage (UK)
December 5th, 2019

Fairview is a play of shattering ingenuity and ambition, served by a stunning production that doesn’t flinch for a second...The dialogue is dizzyingly good...'
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The London Evening Standard
December 6th, 2019

Beneath all of its formal mastery, Fairview delivers on two of theatre’s simplest purposes: it provokes empathy in the strongest way, and it made me want to talk about it with everyone I know.'
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