Iphigenia in Splott (London)
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Iphigenia in Splott (London)

Iphigenia in Splott (London) London Reviews and Tickets

(5 Ratings)
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Relevant, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great performance

About the Show

Sophie Melville returns as ‘Effie’ in Gary Owen’s critically acclaimed monodrama inspired by the Greek myth.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (5)

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122 Reviews | 14 Followers
Relevant, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you like a short play with a powerful punch

Don't see it if the idea of your middle class safety being confronted upsets you Read more

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want to see a gripping, excellently acted and sadly increasingly relevant monologue.

Don't see it if you’re only in to theatre that offers escapism, as opposed to reminding you of the sad state of the world we live in.

36 Reviews | 1 Follower
Relevant, Profound, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You want a moving, wild ride of a monolouge.

Don't see it if You don't want a production drenched in current topics and intensity. This is not a relaxing watch.

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Great acting

See it if For an intense performance, packs a punch in a short running time.

Don't see it if You want escapism.

9 Reviews | 0 Followers
Cliched, Great performance, Dated, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you love seeing a stunning acting performance.

Don't see it if you don’t LOVE direct audience address.

Critic Reviews (10)

The London Evening Standard
October 3rd, 2022

"This is a lively, passionate piece of writing, packed with the drama and sense of exterior life that one-person shows so often lack."
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The Guardian (UK)
October 2nd, 2022

"Everyone should see this shattering modern classic. No one will remain unmoved."
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The Times (UK)
October 3rd, 2022

"Sophie Melville’s performance is so intense, so volcanic, that it still feels at times as if she is shouting in your face."
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London Theatre
October 4th, 2022

"I wish only that the play concealed rather more neatly its undeniably stirring polemic, so that we remain invested in Effie as a character and not merely a symbol of societal disregard."
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The Stage (UK)
October 3rd, 2022

"Owen’s writing is so ferociously absorbing, and Melville’s performance so electric, that you can barely breathe as you watch."
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
September 30th, 2022

“Iphigenia in Splott delivers exactly what theatre should; a richly drawn character which the audience joins on a journey of discovery… a devastatingly candid state of the nation play”
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The Arts Desk
October 4th, 2022

"The play’s polemic feels a little naive / hopeful (delete to choice) in the face of the torrent of electoral responses to austerity. "
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The Telegraph (UK)
October 2nd, 2022

"Iphigenia’s greatest weapon is its ferocious theatrical poetry...With a new round of public spending cuts...Iphigenia in Splott makes no bones about just who in Britain will be cast as the sacrificial lambs."
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