Folk (London)
Ends Jul 30 2h 0m
Folk (London)

Folk (London) London Reviews and Tickets

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About the Show

Nell Leyshon’s Olivier Award-nominated play about folk songs is inspired by a true story.

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Critic Reviews (6)

The London Evening Standard
January 5th, 2022
For a previous production

In this stiff production by Roxana Silbert, Nell Leyshon’s “play with songs” about the history of English folk music addresses interesting questions about who owns a nation’s culture with clunking obviousness.
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The Guardian (UK)
January 5th, 2022
For a previous production

...Leyshon explores questions around the archiving and ownership of an oral tradition, capturing all the nuance in the debate, from whether it needs preserving in this formal way to if it can remain authentic in that process.
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What's On Stage (UK)
January 5th, 2022
For a previous production

Folk is about so much more than musical tradition though...Like the music that inspired it, Folk deserves to be around for a very long time.
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The Stage (UK)
January 6th, 2022
For a previous production

Described as a play with songs, the text is littered with folk music favourites and bursts off the stage with an autumnal accompaniment of fresh morning breeze and birdsong designed by Tingying Dong.
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The Arts Desk
January 6th, 2022
For a previous production

All in all, watching Folk is an agreeable experience, but by the end you hanker for more grit, to have seen something wilder and darker, like the tones of Haque’s voice.
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The Guardian (UK)
January 9th, 2022
For a previous production

I wished only that we were not confined to a basement theatre. This play pines for fresh air – what a wonderful outdoor piece it would make – with a field or three in view.
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