See it if Good performances and something a little different.
Don't see it if You don't like long-winded plays
See it if You wanna see a complicated story told well
Don't see it if You dont like plays
See it if you enjoy a clever adaptation of a Brecht favourite with multi-purpose sets, quality vocals and a thought-provoking plot.
Don't see it if you cannot tolerate a 90-minute Act 1, certain dragged moments and the requirement of a historical background knowledge to some degree.
See it if It was good to see Brecht on stage, the music was good and it was funny in places.
Don't see it if While there was music don't expect it to be a musical.
See it if You enjoy plays about historical events and want to experience a different style of theatre. Carrie Hope Fletcher stuns in this production
Don't see it if You prefer glitzy musicals although it's good to watch different styles or you don't want to sit through 3 hour show Read more
See it if You like plays and are really interesting
Don't see it if You don’t like plays
"A boisterous energy from the outset. Performers swap fluidly between roles, trying out postures and gestures whenever they depict a new persona for the first time."
"Rose Theatre can mount its own production of a monument of Brechtian theatre, it’s disappointing to discover that it’s so tough to love. It really doesn’t have to be this hard. "
"Christopher Haydon’s production never achieves the giddy heights that are promised."
“Running at nearly three hours, the show ultimately feels a bit bloated.”
"It all might seem serious on the surface, it is also full of laugh out loud funny moments, with witty lines and visual gags providing a firm balance to the tragedy that is unfolding before our eyes."
"This is digestible Brecht that will no doubt appeal to the legions of Fletcher fans that I'm sure will be flocking to the Rose."