Marvellous (London)
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Marvellous (London)
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Marvellous (London) London Reviews and Tickets

59%
(16 Reviews)
Positive
63%
Mixed
12%
Negative
25%
Members say
Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting

About the Show

Soho Place's inaugural production about the extraordinary life of Neil Baldwin.

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Member Reviews (16)

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88 Reviews | 5 Followers
70
Charming, Quirky, Delightful

See it if you want to see a heartwarming play filled with joy. Slapstick in its comedy, touching in its storytelling.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of audience interaction, pantomimes or the possibility of getting covered in cream, flour or water Read more

32 Reviews | 0 Followers
73
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like a comical diverse show.

Don't see it if You are any-phobic and don't like diversity/ don't sit at the front as you can get wet. Also if you don't like interacting, don't go.

24 Reviews | 1 Follower
55
Slow, Indulgent, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if like the interaction with the audience and some excellent acting

Don't see it if you really need to do research about Niel Baldwin, to have a better understanding as to what is going on my mistake was not doing this

16 Reviews | 1 Follower
19
Thought-provoking, Overrated, Great acting

See it if You like the film Marvellous and/or Neil Baldwin.

Don't see it if You have allergy to flour(smelt like wheat), don't want to get wet, don't like panto. (They also use egg like stuff but contents is water

12 Reviews | 2 Followers
70
Fun, Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you wanna see something a little on the silly side with a lot of heart

Don't see it if you're not a fan of slapstick comedy

11 Reviews | 0 Followers
60
Overlong, Cliched, Enchanting, Delightful, Indulgent

See it if You are open for an overlong but at times truly delightful childlike tale

Don't see it if You don't like physical comedy and simplistic schmaltz

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
6
Weird, Strange, Confusing

See it if You know and like Neil baldwin. I did love that they was inclusive with actors though!

Don't see it if Think it’s going to be a fun musical

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Ambitious, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoy a life affirming true story, brilliant lead actor. Funny, quirky and a good opportunity to see the new theatre. Don’t

Don't see it if You’re expecting it to be a pantomime, clowning around, that’s only one small scene.

Critic Reviews (8)

The Telegraph (UK)
November 1st, 2022

"The come-one, come-all spirit of the new venue suits the daffy alchemy of an evening which starts like a potentially alienating in-joke and builds, by degrees and via an ingredient-spattering cooking session, to a shared delirium of life-affirming silliness."
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The London Evening Standard
October 21st, 2022

"Like its subject, this playful, exuberant theatrical happening wins you over with sheer heart and good humour."
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London Theatre
November 1st, 2022

"The play possesses something of the regional appeal and direct emotional allure of a musical... The show has lots of heart and could now use some art."
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Time Out London
October 21st, 2022

"This show is about joy, as much as difficulty, and it's refreshing to watch something that celebrates difference without falling into pat sentimentality."
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The Arts Desk
October 24th, 2022

"It is also true that you really do need a sunny disposition to love, rather than just admire, this show... If you are craving warm showers of sentimentality and silly larks, this is the show for you."
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WhatsOnStage
October 21st, 2022

" 'Marvellous' is one of the first times a West End show seemed to authentically present elements of neurodiversity in both casting and script, while never overly laden with sign-posting or preaching."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
October 21st, 2022

" 'Marvellous' radiates joy from start to finish which is a testament to the writing and production overall. It's not just joyful, Marvellous is wickedly and consistently funny."
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
October 21st, 2022

"The play does descend into pantomime on more than one occasion and drags towards the end. But there is an undulating cheeriness in the production’s heart that might just be the bright ray of optimism that London needs."
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