Hir (Park Theatre)
Ends Mar 16 2h 20m
Hir (Park Theatre)
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Hir (Park Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

79%
(49 Ratings)
Positive
88%
Mixed
8%
Negative
4%
Members say
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Pulitzer & Tony-nominee Taylor Mac's drama about a mother disavowing gender norms & her dysfunctional family.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (13)

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152 Reviews | 20 Followers
78
Great acting

See it if You like to watch a play about a dysfunctional family. I was worried if it would boil down to a 'Patriarchy is evil' exercise, but it didnt.

Don't see it if You are expecting a lot in terms of plot. It's well acted and has some zingers and that's about it.

31 Reviews | 1 Follower
90
Dark, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want great acting, good dialogue and are not afraid to confront hard topics

Don't see it if You’re going to be triggered by domestic violence, transgender topics, and physical violence

16 Reviews | 0 Followers
74
Intense, Intelligent, Excruciating, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to be challenged, to feel uncomfortable, to have mixed reactions to the play

Don't see it if You dont like a play where the characters are unlikeable

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
60
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Funny, Great acting

See it if You’re not easily shocked. It’s quite challenging. Funny, but also upsetting. Well acted.

Don't see it if You can’t watch abusive family dynamics.

7 Reviews | 0 Followers
0
Abuse of the infirm, An eye for an eye, Barbaric, Elementary, Cliched

See it if you are so angry at the patriarchy that you will enjoy watching someone who is physically and mentally disabled, ABUSED

Don't see it if you want the world to be a better place. If you're this angry, you need therapy, not a snuff film/play. No human should learn these lessons.

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Thought-provoking, Excruciating, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Great acting, controversial subject matter, dark humour and ambiguity

Don't see it if Easily offended, wanting simplicity, prefer action to dialogue

1 Review | 0 Followers
95
Energetic, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if You want to be absorbed.

Don't see it if If you want a lazy night out

1 Review | 0 Followers
92
Stunning, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like smart plays and great acting.

Don't see it if You prefer light entertainment.

Critic Reviews (8)

The London Evening Standard
February 22nd, 2024

"Though the play is partly about gender fluidity...also about wider realms of belonging."
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Time Out London
February 22nd, 2024

" ‘Hir’ may feel marginally more timely...nothing at its heart except a nihilistic shrug."
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The Stage (UK)
February 22nd, 2024

"Directed by Steven Kunis, this lucid revival is challenging, confronting and very funny"
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The Telegraph (UK)
February 22nd, 2024

"...delirious wild satire of contemporary America"
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WhatsOnStage
February 22nd, 2024

"The closing tableau is much more impactful for its simplicity"
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The Arts Desk
February 23rd, 2024

"incendiary production for Taylor Mac's rich absurdist family drama"
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The Times (UK)
February 22nd, 2024

"Felicity Huffman blazes in show of rage against the patriarchy"
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The Guardian (UK)
February 22nd, 2024

"This rich and messy revival of Taylor Mac’s black comedy is a story of debris"
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