Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going to Happen
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Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going to Happen

Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going to Happen London Reviews and Tickets

(17 Ratings)
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Great writing

About the Show

Olivier award-winning Matthew Xia directs this play exploring one man's self-awareness and self-sabotage.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (13)

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55 Reviews | 4 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you want to laugh for an hour without stopping and enjoy a brilliant performance

Don't see it if you’re homophobic or lack sense of humour

52 Reviews | 7 Followers
Entertaining, Absorbing, Funny, Clever

See it if You like stand-up comedy, but be prepared as it does get very naughty at times even though it is very funny. Good sense of humour required

Don't see it if You do not enjoy homosexual comedy

61 Reviews | 1 Follower
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy intimate, expertly crafted performances

Don't see it if you're in a grindr hole...

50 Reviews | 5 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like stand-up comedy and dark humour.

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows.

135 Reviews | 11 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want a brilliantly acted, funny (almost stand up style) but also vulnerable and honest insight into the modern world of dating.

Don't see it if you are a homophobe or are prudish about sex

23 Reviews | 0 Followers
Brave, Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if If you want to watch some funny but challenging comedy.

Don't see it if If you’re a homophobic or don’t like comedy that contains sex jokes.

32 Reviews | 2 Followers
Lacking, Depressing, Funny, Clever

See it if you're keen for a cohesive and clever one man show, and not averse to absurdity.

Don't see it if you're a prude

24 Reviews | 1 Follower
Great writing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy stand up comedy with somewhat dark humour.

Don't see it if You dislike one person shows or stand up comedy style

Critic Reviews (7)

November 16th, 2023

“The show confirms Dos Santos as a writer of enormous talent, one you want to watch. But it’s Barnett’s consummate skill that makes it must-see.”
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London Theatre
November 21st, 2023

“You laugh throughout at a play whose baleful title might suggest otherwise, only to exit with an awareness of the psychic abyss that even the best punchline cannot deflect.”
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The Arts Desk
November 17th, 2023

“Matthew Xia’s compelling production is like a wild taxi ride, with rapid accelerations, sudden turns, screeching stops, and Barnett uses the stage with enormous confidence and charisma, occasionally dropping the mic to deliver a personal revelation from the Comedian, or allowing a bit of amplified feedback to grate on our nerves. It’s the monologue of the year.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
November 16th, 2023

"Samuel Barnett is a revelation as an agonisingly self-aware thirtysomething in Marcelo Dos Santos’s expertly crafted single-hander"
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All That Dazzles (UK)
November 21st, 2023

“Equal parts fearless and fearful, ‘Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen’ is a perfectly paced, immaculately performed hour or so of comedy so dark, so sinister in its intentions, that it's impossible to not be captivated.”
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Everything Theatre (UK)
November 18th, 2023

"'Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen' never feels like a scripted performance, it feels absolutely natural. ... It’s a testament to the brilliance of playwright Dos Santos and Barnett’s masterful acting that they can effortlessly transition from a side-splitting stand-up routine to delving into the poignant themes of loneliness and longing. "
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The London Evening Standard
November 16th, 2023

"This [show] is elegantly succinct and powerful, and Barnett never puts a foot wrong. Like the hookups his character wittily describes, it’s fast, filthy and surprisingly revealing."
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