Marjorie Prime
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Marjorie Prime

Marjorie Prime London Reviews and Tickets

(16 Ratings)
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Clever, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great acting

About the Show

Jordan Harrison's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play about a family coping with a loss by using AI.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (16)

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118 Reviews | 11 Followers
Bad writing, Good acting, Quirky, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you want to be able to say you'd seen Anne Reid shine on stage or you're interested in the topic of advance tech helping people in future

Don't see it if you don't like sci-fi themes and topics or if you'll struggle with the subjects of death, elderly, family drama, etc. Read more

108 Reviews | 8 Followers
Profound, Cliched, Dated, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You like plays with sci-fi setting and focusing on relationships

Don't see it if You don't like slow paced and predictable plots

92 Reviews | 2 Followers
Dull, Confusing

See it if You love the cast and interested in the story

Don't see it if If you are easily bored as lots of the show really misses the mark and struggles to hit an emotional chord

38 Reviews | 0 Followers
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Profound, Great acting, Clever

See it if You love discussing a show for ages after it’s finished!

Don't see it if you are triggered by age-related memory loss or artificial intelligence

16 Reviews | 0 Followers
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if I didn't know what to expect from this show but it was really thought provoking. It really touched on family bonds and perceptions of people

Don't see it if Don't like emotional theatre

18 Reviews | 0 Followers
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Dizzying, Clever

See it if You like great acting in a thought provoking play

Don't see it if Not for the faint hearted

20 Reviews | 0 Followers
Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if you want to see an intersting play performed by a very strong cast.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy plays that are more so subtle and simple

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see great acting, like sci-fi, want to be challenged and provoked while watching.

Don't see it if If you want an easy to follow script, don't like to suspend belief, find straight plays dull.

Critic Reviews (14)

March 26th, 2023

“Ultimately, it feels like a missed opportunity on many levels. The disquieting presence of the Primes when they're not being used is left unmentioned, leading to a lack of atmosphere. The flops of Marjorie's cultural references are the only indication of a vague time setting, but they just act as lighthearted comedy. Dromgoole can thank his cast: they're the ones who make the show.”
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The London Evening Standard
March 16th, 2023

“ ‘Marjorie Prime’ offers stimulating ideas and some great acting, but it’s not a great play.”
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Time Out London
March 16th, 2023

“Thought-provoking and full of ideas, but it’s lacking in heart and Dromgoole’s austere production doesn’t exactly help the medicine go down. If this is the future, it’s a cold place.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
March 17th, 2023

“It’s a satisfyingly understated and well-played evening, albeit a rather cheerless one. I’d recommend it but would also advise an upgrade next time.”
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The Times (UK)
March 16th, 2023

“What Harrison has given us is a thought-provoking miniature that doesn’t quite generate the dramatic tension you hope for...The power of Dominic Dromgoole’s sleek production lies in the quality of the performances.”
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London Theatre
March 17th, 2023

“I mean it as a compliment to ‘Marjorie Prime’ to point out that the questions it poses change dramatically along the way. You start by asking how it might be possible to re-boot life, only to realise that the play’s fuller engagement is with the unnerving half-smiles that signal the play’s acquaintanceship with the unknowable landscape that lies beyond death.”
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The Stage (UK)
March 16th, 2023

“This is thoughtful writing, shrewdly staged. But like the Primes that wait, motionless and gently glowing, until their next restart, it’s bloodless.”
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The Independent (UK)
March 16th, 2023

“It’s a satisfying 80 minutes at the theatre with a more abstract final scene that gestures to a more chilling potential vision of the future, one where humans could be squeezed of their stories and then discarded, like used tubes of toothpaste. It’s a welcome note of terror in a play that often feels too cosy.”
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