Machinal
Ends Jun 01 1h 50m
Machinal
80

Machinal London Reviews and Tickets

80%
(368 Ratings)
Positive
83%
Mixed
7%
Negative
10%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Clever

About the Show

A revival of Sophie Treadwell’s expressionist piece inspired by the true crime case of Ruth Snyder.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (27)

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170 Reviews | 20 Followers
80
Resonant, Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like to watch a play that's quite unlike anything out there. Rosie Sheehy could be an early Olivier contender.

Don't see it if If you want more from the plot. It's a predictable tragedy for close to 2 hours with no break. Read more

64 Reviews | 3 Followers
70
Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Great staging, Clever

See it if You want by to see some great acting and staging. It was certainly very different.

Don't see it if You are not prepared to think!

137 Reviews | 19 Followers
68
Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to see something challenging and uncomfortable

Don't see it if you think this is Sarah Snook in Dorian Gray. Read more

130 Reviews | 11 Followers
65
Great acting, Dated

See it if Good staging and acting but hard to see why a revival was needed.

Don't see it if Challenging subject matter for some people.

327 Reviews | 18 Followers
45
Intense, Great acting, Dizzying, Dated, Ambitious

See it if A strong lead performance, and if you like surrealist theatre.

Don't see it if You don't like surrealist theatre and prefer something easier to watch.

22 Reviews | 1 Follower
95
Absorbing, Clever, Performances, Lead role, Psychology

See it if You like theater

Don't see it if You like entertainment

28 Reviews | 0 Followers
92
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You are interested in feminism and interesting writing

Don't see it if You don’t like stories about women

22 Reviews | 1 Follower
90
Absorbing, Tense, Top notch acting

See it if you enjoy an intense drama along with fantastic set design, music and lighting. The principal actor is outstanding.

Don't see it if You find it hard to sit still for two hours without a break. No other negatives.

Critic Reviews (7)

BroadwayWorld
April 23rd, 2024

"Rosie Sheehy commands the stage with an intensity in an ultimately unsatisfactory play"
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Time Out London
April 19th, 2024

"Jones’s production is a sort of infernal anxiety machine, percussive and remorseless"
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The Stage (UK)
April 19th, 2024

"It’s a mind-bending, inexorable helter skelter into hell, surreal as a nightmare"
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All That Dazzles (UK)
April 20th, 2024

"Machinal is a riveting watch. "
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The Arts Desk
April 19th, 2024

"You rarely see such meticulous, detailed work in the theatre."
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London Theatre
April 19th, 2024

"Rosie Sheehy’s restless, urgent performance is astonishing"
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The Telegraph (UK)
April 19th, 2024

"this is a small qualm in an exceptional production..."
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