Further Than The Furthest Thing
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Further Than The Furthest Thing

Further Than The Furthest Thing London Reviews and Tickets

(6 Ratings)
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Confusing, Slow, Great staging, Indulgent, Ambitious

About the Show

Zinnie Harris’s Award-winning play about a community under threat from a modern world in crisis.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (6)

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581 Reviews | 89 Followers
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like good acting, a good story, and interesting staging.This play has something serious to say, and it says it well.Acting is top rate.

Don't see it if you want a light musical comedy.This is a serious story and is well worth your time.

62 Reviews | 2 Followers
Refreshing, Indulgent, Confusing, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if You like ambitious thoughtful drama addressing important themes

Don't see it if Abuse, abortion, infanticide and suicide in drama bother you. Read more

148 Reviews | 19 Followers
Insipid, Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing, Slow

See it if You like a nice production with lighting, rotating platform and great singing too

Don't see it if You don't like slow burners taking ages to transition

18 Reviews | 1 Follower
Disappointing, Indulgent, Profound, Slow, Confusing

See it if you can sit three hours on a bench, and don't mind a slow, hermetic story

Don't see it if you don't want a story that drags and doesn't seem to go anywhere or resolve. Also huge trigger warnings, be aware.

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Slow, Confusing

See it if You’re interested by the fascinating island of Tristan da Cunha, you appreciate slow-burner plays, and you have a good attention span.

Don't see it if You prefer more engaging dialogue, faster pacing and well-timed plot twists.

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
Pointless, Slow, Glacial, Long-winded, Confusing

See it if I honestly cannot think of a reason to recommend this show.

Don't see it if You don’t like theatre-in-the-round. There’s no real set to create an environment or support the lifeless script.

Critic Reviews (9)

March 17th, 2023

" 'Further than the Furthest Thing' is not quite duller than the dullest thing, but it's not far off."
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Time Out London
March 17th, 2023

"It’s an eventually gripping almost true tale, the odd clunky moment easily compensated for by the dreamy poetry of Harris’s writing."
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The Guardian (UK)
March 17th, 2023

"The play takes time to build its intrigues, the pace is occasionally ponderous and the dialogue repetitious. Even if this is deliberate, it keeps us too much at surface level at times, and although the strands come together in the end, the play feels drawn out."
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March 17th, 2023

"For all the care and attention lavished upon it, for me, the play remained stubbornly lifeless, as covered in ash as the island that it attempts to conjure."
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London Theatre
March 22nd, 2023

"The quintet on view is gradually seen to exist within the context of larger, impersonal forces — colonial misrule, for one thing — that flavours a play that may seem elusive at first but coalesces in the mind after the fact."
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The Times (UK)
March 17th, 2023

“What might in other hands be an obvious takedown of blinkered imperialism here becomes a vivid elegy for a vanished world both beautiful and horrific.”
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The London Evening Standard
March 17th, 2023

"Tang’s production is full of enough subtle moments to resist sentimentality. It’s a fascinating attempt to understand an almost-lost way of life, full of characters that are stubborn and smart enough to resist the tides of change."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
March 17th, 2023

" 'Further Than The Furthest Thing' is a perfectly adequate show. An incredible cast, a beautiful production and some interesting topics made this a great show to sit back and enjoy. It’s just unfortunate that while it continually bubbled over, it never quite managed to explode like I had hoped."
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