Orpheus Descending
Orpheus Descending

Orpheus Descending London Reviews and Tickets

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About the Show

A revival of Tennessee Williams' drama about a scandalous love affair set in a small Southern town.

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Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
May 16th, 2019

Hattie Morahan, Seth Numrich and Jemima Rooper elevate this gothicky Tennesee Williams obscurity...I’d say ‘Orpheus Descending’ winds up as entertaining rather than brilliant.'
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 16th, 2019

A reminder of how much we owe Tennessee Williams...Hattie Morahan...gives a measured, understated performance, both highly watchful and eminently watchable.'
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London Theatre
May 16th, 2019

There's treasurable work from, amongst others, Jemima Rooper...Hattie Morahan is a vivid, intense presence as Lady Torrance that makes this play as spellbinding as it is unquestionably strange.'
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The Guardian (UK)
May 16th, 2019

Hattie Morahan and Seth Numrich help breathe new life into Williams’ strange and clumsy southern gothic...the power of the acting overcomes the willed poeticism of Williams’s writing.'
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WhatsOnStage
May 16th, 2019

...impressively, Harvey...holds the overarching weirdness of the story at bay, building her interpretation line by line...Harvey is also good at giving the heady themes of Williams' writing...room to breathe and grow.'
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The Arts Desk
May 16th, 2019

Tennessee Williams scorcher needs more firepower...Troubled but tantalising Williams play doesn't entirely land this time around.'
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The Stage (UK)
May 16th, 2019

Because this is Williams, the writing contains moments of poetic vibrancy...Harvey’s production makes it possible to glimpse the play’s strengths while also appreciating why it’s not staged all that often.'
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The London Evening Standard
May 16th, 2019

Fascinating Hattie Morahan helps oddball Williams play exert grip...a fiery portrait of guilt, solitude and vicious bigotry, but almost buckles beneath the weight of its symbolism.'
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