Sappho London Reviews and Tickets

68%
(31 Ratings)
Positive
68%
Mixed
10%
Negative
22%
Members say
Quirky, Confusing, Camp, New take, Delightful

About the Show

Ancient poetry, modern arts, Lesbos: love, defiance, authenticity amid societal pressures.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (6)

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54 Reviews | 4 Followers
36
Quirky, Confusing

See it if you want to support new, queer theatre

Don't see it if you're after a more developed story, or are expecting a nuanced look at sappho Read more

28 Reviews | 0 Followers
70
Relevant, Ambitious, Delightful

See it if You can look beyond some of the underdeveloped aspects to the earnest message

Don't see it if You need things to be more technically developed

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
66
New take, Great chorus, Queer, Quirky

See it if you are familiar with the work of Sappho or a fan of Greek theatre. New text using the ancient style to dwell on democracy and marriage.

Don't see it if you are hoping for something traditional or straight-forward. It's genre-defying and the messages/delivery are forced at times.

50 Reviews | 1 Follower
40
Banal, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if You want good dancing

Don't see it if You want good story

1 Review | 0 Followers
70
Camp, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You want a modern Greek chorus and lovely lighting, bright colours and dancing

Don't see it if You’re looking for something very classical or traditional

72 Reviews | 7 Followers
During previews
70
Quirky, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You like to hear some Sappho’s poetry. As member of the LGBTQ+ community I was not satiesfied with the plot, but the actors are incredible.

Don't see it if You are not fond of the LGBTQ community and you don’t like Greek poetry. Read more

Critic Reviews (7)

The Guardian (UK)
May 9th, 2024

"...this ancient-modern mashup is derailed by bland debates and a convoluted script"
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All That Dazzles (UK)
May 9th, 2024

"Sappho is charming and easy to enjoy if somewhat lacking in development."
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The Stage (UK)
May 9th, 2024

"fun and flamboyant but underdeveloped"
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Everything Theatre (UK)
May 9th, 2024

"A fun evening this was indeed"
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The Arts Desk
May 11th, 2024

"Too much camp and not enough content"
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West End Best Friend
May 9th, 2024

"SAPPHO’s greatest strengths is its commitment to honour its theatrical roots."
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
May 8th, 2024

"The music and physicality stand out"
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