Machinal London Reviews and Tickets

(425 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, 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 (29)

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183 Reviews | 20 Followers
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

61 Reviews | 2 Followers
Resonant, Profound

See it if You want to see something varied

Don't see it if You can't last 2 hours without a break

66 Reviews | 3 Followers
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!

150 Reviews | 20 Followers
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

132 Reviews | 11 Followers
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.

50 Reviews | 1 Follower
Great set, Ambitious

See it if interesting - not as good as I would have liked - lacked something but not sure what. Set was great, very clever.

Don't see it if you want an interval

334 Reviews | 21 Followers
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
Psychology, Lead role, Performances, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like theater

Don't see it if You like entertainment

Critic Reviews (7)

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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London Theatre
April 19th, 2024

"Rosie Sheehy’s restless, urgent performance is astonishing"
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The Arts Desk
April 19th, 2024

"You rarely see such meticulous, detailed work in the theatre."
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The Telegraph (UK)
April 19th, 2024

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