Leaves of Glass
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Leaves of Glass

Leaves of Glass London Reviews and Tickets

(16 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Intense, Great acting, Entertaining, Intelligent

About the Show

A revival of Philip Ridley's play exploring memory, manipulation, and power.

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151 Reviews | 20 Followers
Slow, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You like to watch a psychological family drama around past trauma.

Don't see it if You are put off by the idea of a no-break almost 2 hours play. It's a slow burner and I felt only in the last act, it really got going. Read more

35 Reviews | 3 Followers
Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like cleverly written plays where you can slowly connect the dots to work out the unsaid things.

Don't see it if you don't like dark drama.

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
Profound, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy flawless acting

Don't see it if You don’t want to be moved Read more

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if True to life. Modern dysfunctional family.

Don't see it if All good

1 Review | 0 Followers
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Excellent performances from all the cast.

Don't see it if Nothing.

50 Reviews | 4 Followers
Intense, Intelligent, Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if shows with slowly revealed secrets and occasional explosions are your thing. The acting is particularly terrific.

Don't see it if you have an issue with abuse of any kind. While nothing happens on stage, a great deal is discussed.

139 Reviews | 4 Followers
Dark plot twist, Dark humour, Strange, Drama/thriller, Offbeat

See it if you enjoy dark mood change & offbeat storylines. The strong cast held my interest.

Don't see it if Implies abuse, grizzly secrets/past.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Intense, Excruciating, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are excited for a thrilling, plot twist-heavy play, with excellent acting and breathtaking proximity to the action.

Don't see it if the trigger warnings don't suit you or you get nervous with loud yelling/jumping/darkness. At one point, one of the actors removes his shirt Read more

Critic Reviews (7)

May 16th, 2023
For a previous production

" 'Leaves of Glass' is a greatly nuanced family tragedy. ... It's a challenging, thought-provoking show that basically spells out how not to deal with grief."
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The Stage (UK)
May 16th, 2023
For a previous production

"...Ridley’s writing is a masterclass in ominous understatement. Much is left unspoken and unseen, while abrupt developments and skipped narrative beats leave the audience to fill in the blanks with conjecture, intentionally undermining the characters’ stated versions of events."
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
May 16th, 2023
For a previous production

Again, Lidless Theatre prove that their reputation for presenting Ridley’s modern classics is completely justified. With a gripping story, outstanding cast and inspired staging, this production of Leaves of Glass is theatre as it should be - an unforgettable experience.
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All That Dazzles (UK)
May 16th, 2023
For a previous production

" 'Leaves of Glass' may lose its balance, but the talent on hand never allows it to fall and shatter."
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May 16th, 2023
For a previous production

"As Ridley toys with the idea of truth and how this can be manipulated and controlled, he tempts his audience by drawing us in and then continually shifting positions once again to reveal further layers of complexity and knocking us off course to compound the discomfort we feel with each revelation."
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Everything Theatre (UK)
May 16th, 2023
For a previous production

" 'Leaves of Glass,' by Philip Ridley, is a dextrous and ever fluid exploration of the reliability of personal memory and how our stories move and reshape over years...Like leaves made of glass, the veneer of truth is easily shattered."
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West End Best Friend
May 16th, 2023
For a previous production

"Running at 1 hour 45 minutes without an interval, it’s slightly lengthy for a one-act play but the steadily building intensity across its duration keeps you more than gripped...everything comes together seamlessly to create a thrilling, tense and heartbreaking production."
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