The Clinic (London)
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The Clinic (London)

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About the Show

The world premiere of Dipo Baruwa-Etti's political and lyrical play exploring assisted suicide, change, family and rebirth.

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Critic Reviews (10)

Time Out London
September 13th, 2022

"Although Touko’s production seems to end in a living evocation of the ‘this is fine’ meme ...the play comes across as more blandly nihilistic than powerfully satirical. I guess this is in fact fine – as in, it’s basically pretty entertaining – but a couple of rewrites and a round or two with a dramaturg and it could have been so much more."
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The London Evening Standard
September 13th, 2022

"Baruwa-Etti has had four plays staged in the last two years and the three seen in London have been crunchy, uneven and intriguing. This play, though a significant addition to his oeuvre, could definitely have benefited from a little more time and finessing."
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The Guardian (UK)
September 13th, 2022

"Its ominous signs lead nowhere, turning back into political argument as the plot yields one odd turn after another without delivering in its climax. Yet, incredibly, this drama never stops being absorbing, partly because of the calibre of performances; Obianyo and Berlin are particularly strong."
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WhatsOnStage
September 13th, 2022

"Some of the plot twists seem overly conventional, while others feel underwritten and underdeveloped. 'The Clinic' is an ambitious undertaking, that never loses the attention, but it doesn't make the impact Baruwa-Etti's talent deserves. It's big, bold and unruly, but not quite as focussed as it needs to be."
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The Times (UK)
September 13th, 2022

"There’s so much potential here, but Baruwa-Etti is content to skim the surface, while Monique Touko’s production struggles to find a consistent tone, some of the more incendiary lines landing like outtakes from a sitcom."
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London Theatre
September 13th, 2022

"'The Clinic' may not be the tidiest play you’ve ever seen but, among the current spate of early-autumn openings, it is easily the most entertaining."
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The Telegraph (UK)
September 13th, 2022

"The wit and energy of the writing can’t quite conceal its many flaws... I’m not sure in the end what the play is really saying, but I’m very glad I saw it. An interesting mess."
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The Stage (UK)
September 14th, 2022

"The play is highly-charged: there are complex ideas here about class, compromise and responsibility; about the cost of success for Black people, and its fragility even after it has been hard-won. At times, it’s more dazzle than clarity. Fierce, funny and fascinating."
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