Smoke London Reviews and Tickets

63%
(7 Ratings)
Positive
43%
Mixed
43%
Negative
14%
Members say
Absorbing, Confusing, Great acting, Ambitious, Edgy

About the Show

The London Premiere of Kim Davies' modern adaptation of Strindberg’s drama 'Miss Julie'.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (7)

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61 Reviews | 1 Follower
72
Great acting, Intense, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you're seeking a fully absorbing and abstract piece

Don't see it if [spoiler] you find it difficult to see sexual assault portrayed on stage

43 Reviews | 2 Followers
59
Absorbing, Confusing, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in seeing what ‘the young’ get up to in their spare time! The dark side of relationships!

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with discussions of sex and graphic descriptions of various sex acts. Or if you can’t deal with a lot of symbolism

28 Reviews | 0 Followers
50
Absorbing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if If you like messy plays

Don't see it if The directors choices made for a questionable performance. Quite dull and you have to really pay attention or you'll miss something.

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
50
Confusing

See it if nothing else to do..

Don't see it if a bit boring

20 Reviews | 1 Follower
82
Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You're broad-minded, contains foul language and verbalises BDSM themes and relationships, but uses allegory in preference to enactment

Don't see it if You're not broad-minded or you're expecting to see themes realistically enacted

16 Reviews | 2 Followers
79
Well-written, Pretentious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if you like to see young talent delivering thought-provoking writing.

Don't see it if youre prudish about sex (or allergic to sand).

18 Reviews | 0 Followers
48
Raunchy, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You like Fifty Shades of Grey and similar depictions of sex and relationships. It's very immersive as the theatre space is so small.

Don't see it if You want a show about modern people's (sex) lives that goes beyond cliches and light BDSM for shock value or if you don't like raunchy shows

Critic Reviews (6)

BroadwayWorld
February 17th, 2023

“It's a frustratingly capricious script shaped into a disturbingly sexy, impressive production.”
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
February 3rd, 2023

“This non-naturalistic staging works well, in that it takes the audience away from the setting, and focusses them on the intent. But it’s the smouldering chemistry between its two stars that makes Smoke a thrilling watch.”
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WhatsOnStage
February 6th, 2023

“ ‘Smoke’ assuredly won't be for everyone: it's strong meat that will give you a lot to chew over afterwards, but the staging is a thing of terse wonder.”
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The Stage (UK)
February 7th, 2023

“The play is an unchallenged conversation that needs a stronger stance on what it is trying to say.”
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The Arts Desk
February 6th, 2023

“ ‘Smoke’ gives us a key to unlock a complicated, clever and challenging play unafraid to treat its audience as grown-ups and all the more rewarding for that.”
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Everything Theatre (UK)
February 4th, 2023

"There is no smoke without fire, and in this play we see the incendiary exploitation and exploration of passions unleashed upon the willing and not so willing."
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