Octopolis London Reviews and Tickets

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Profound, Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Epic

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Marek Horn's new play about scientific ethics, faith, and grief.

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101 Reviews | 4 Followers
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Profound, Intelligent, Epic, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy thinking about philosophical issues and wondering about consciousness. Or are obsessed with octopuses

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Critic Reviews (7)

Time Out London
October 6th, 2023

"Perhaps ‘Octopolis’ doesn’t live up to the promise of its premise, but it’s still singular enough to be worth a look… and certainly the best play about an octopus I’ve ever seen.
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The Guardian (UK)
September 26th, 2023

"It works best as a grownup campus romcom, with profound and complex ideas about consciousness and intelligence bolted on."
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The Times (UK)
September 26th, 2023

“...this play enjoys teasing the audience with arch dialogue and nuggets of arcane insider discourse...There are moments in this 100-minute drama (with no interval) where Horn and the director Ed Madden lead us down one cul-de-sac too many.”
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The Stage (UK)
September 27th, 2023

“There’s a deliberate rigidity to the performances, as though the characters are uncomfortably aware that they are being scrutinised by an audience. While the production is frequently static, shifts in time are signalled by explosive movement, with joyful if inexplicable dance passages breaking out, set to the music of David Bowie.”
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The Arts Desk
September 26th, 2023

“Horn’s writing is not only philosophical; it is also bursting with comic one-liners which up-end expectations in a story whose plot twists are determined by the actions of, er, Frances...Ed Madden’s superb production is sensitive to both the thrilling ideas and shifting emotions of the play”
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WhatsOnStage
September 26th, 2023

"An engrossing night with some superbly observed performances from Redgrave and Miller."
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West End Best Friend
September 26th, 2023

" 'Octopolis' is a theatrical delight that skilfully blends humour with profound emotional depth. It immerses its audience in a captivating world of imagination, wit, conceptual challenges, and emotional depth. A gem for theatre enthusiasts."
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