Kerry Jackson London Reviews and Tickets

(10 Ratings)
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Cliched, Entertaining, Disappointing, Predictable, Funny

About the Show

April De Angelis's new comedy about a working-class woman's journey in operating a new restaurant.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (10)

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85 Reviews | 7 Followers
Nice stage set, Great supporting actors, Ambitious, Banal

See it if You can enjoy swearing words, want to see all the problems of contemporary world on the stage in one go.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to some topics they explorer.

176 Reviews | 11 Followers
Indulgent, Great staging, Dated, Cliched

See it if You want a fairly funny show and are willing to suspend your disbelief at the believablity.

Don't see it if You want a believable story. I found the main character a bit too unrealistic

120 Reviews | 12 Followers
Predictable, Quirky, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you are a fan of Fay Ripley or you're in the mood for a slow comedy full of cliches that doesn't require any thinking...

Don't see it if you want to see something smart or thought-provoking OR if you like plays with plots broader than "daily nonsense of a gobby person". Read more

26 Reviews | 0 Followers
Refreshing, Edgy, Funny, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you'd like to see a play that doesn't force the same predictable socio-political ideology perpetually peddled from the National's stages.

Don't see it if the Guardian is your moral playbook; you are easily triggered by confrontational perspectives or language. Read more

44 Reviews | 0 Followers
Mediocre, Cliched, Awful ending, Funny moments, Political

See it if you want to see a new play that explores societal issues and has funny moments

Don't see it if you expect the issues explored to be fleshed out well. The ending is horrendous and excuses the problematic actions of the protagonist

27 Reviews | 1 Follower
Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You are a fan of Fay Ripley

Don't see it if The play lacked real depth and a clear message.

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched

See it if You love Fay Ripley and the performances are great.

Don't see it if The play doesn’t know what it wants to be. Tonally it’s all over the place and the characters feel very cliched.

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
Predictable, Banal, Cliched

See it if Wouldn't recommend it

Don't see it if The actors did not listen to each other, they were running lines. The story is predictable. There is nothing new and no character advances.

Critic Reviews (9)

The London Evening Standard
December 8th, 2022

"You could tie yourself in knots forever over the complications and questions this play throws up, but it is ultimately a theatrical sitcom: engineered confrontations, sudden revelations, big laughs."
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Time Out London
December 12th, 2022

" ‘Kerry Jackson’ threatens to be an incisive drama about class stereotypes and gentrification; it settles for abject mediocrity instead."
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The Guardian (UK)
December 8th, 2022

"The best bits come when characters stop talking and start dancing, with a sweet sense of girls behaving badly as Kerry and Athena blast up the music, but that can’t save this play from sinking."
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The Times (UK)
December 12th, 2022

"The musical interludes are eccentric at best, but at least they give us a break from the wretched dialogue."
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London Theatre
December 8th, 2022

"The final scene posits a way forward for two antithetical personalities that is entirely preposterous. No matter: By that point, I’d clocked Kerry’s self-comparison to 'a bad fairy'."
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The Stage (UK)
December 8th, 2022

"It’s essentially a feeble, overstretched skit, so simplistic that it insults the communities it purports to portray, as well as the intelligence of its audience."
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The Arts Desk
December 12th, 2022

"If this is the best that flagship new writing can offer then I can only despair."
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 8th, 2022

"This a precariously crude and flimsy scaffold on which to hang a state-of-the-nation conversation, it’s impossible to take these people seriously when De Angelis presents them both as such blunt instruments of satire and such crass cultural ciphers."
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