Song From Far Away
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Song From Far Away
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Song From Far Away London Reviews and Tickets

56%
(5 Ratings)
Positive
40%
Mixed
40%
Negative
20%
Members say
Banal, Great acting, Absorbing, Difficult, Profound

About the Show

Will Young stars in this new drama about a bereaved brother reconnecting with his former life.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (5)

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91 Reviews | 6 Followers
73
Great acting, Slow, Resonant, Banal, Thoughtful

See it if You’re interested in solo shows about love and loss

Don't see it if You’re looking for something truly original—I feel like I’ve seen this play before. I also expected more music.

232 Reviews | 13 Followers
50
Great singing, Confusing, Dated, Absorbing

See it if You're a fan of Will Young

Don't see it if Found this very slow and offering nothing new or original.

27 Reviews | 4 Followers
50
Touching, Difficult, Creative, Clever, Sad

See it if you like feeling like someone is reading their diary to you.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to LGBTQ+ themes and loss.

9 Reviews | 0 Followers
35
Boring, Banal

See it if You like letter reading session with only 3 songs and one actor.

Don't see it if You want to see a real musical, expecting a real show with some level of complexity. Read more

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Profound, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love Simon Stephens and Will Young. This play is intensely emotional and Will performs it with the right shades of dark and light.

Don't see it if You're hard of hearing. Small theatre but I struggled because the incidental music / background noise was sometimes too loud. Mic off maybe?

Critic Reviews (4)

All That Dazzles (UK)
July 3rd, 2023

“With delicate writing and stunning direction, this is a refreshingly intense piece which speaks to the power of performance and the fragility of life. A blessing that London audiences get to see such a special show, experience this wonderful show while you still can.”
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The Arts Desk
July 3rd, 2023

“Young is good company, sweet-voiced and affable, but you are left craving something more gutsy and raw.”
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The Times (UK)
July 3rd, 2023

"Smoothly directed by Kirk Jameson, the production marks the first time that Young has carried a dramatic play by himself. And he does it splendidly."
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The Stage (UK)
July 3rd, 2023

“An 80-minute monologue about a grieving hedge-fund manager may not sound as though a particularly enticing prospect. But there is an alchemical magic in Kirk Jameson’s production, with Will Young performing Simon Stephens and Mark Eitzel’s spikily touching one-man play.”
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