The Comeuppance (Signature Theatre)
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The Comeuppance (Signature Theatre)
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The Comeuppance (Signature Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

76%
(7 Ratings)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
0%
Members say
Cliched, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Profound

About the Show

A group of friends gather before their high school reunion. 20 years since graduation.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (7)

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171 Reviews | 6 Followers
85
Angst, Strong cast!, Very funny, Clever, Razor sharp

See it if you enjoy the gift of repartee Mood peaks & lows, Recognisable & good people encapsulate the emotions of a whole generation.

Don't see it if American college reunions with sharp dialogue isn’t your choice of theatre.

143 Reviews | 19 Followers
75
Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Refreshing

See it if you want a taught schlocky fun time

Don't see it if You're attention span wanes. She's long, and there is much much talking. Read more

334 Reviews | 21 Followers
75
Cliched, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Great acting

See it if For a play relevant to now, for just after the covid pandemic. Some interesting topics and themes you may not have seen explored before.

Don't see it if You want a more focused play, this one spans many themes and issues and occasionally feels like it's trying to say too much.

108 Reviews | 8 Followers
75
Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see something which is a bit funny & dark, thought-provoking and plays about friendship.

Don't see it if You're expecting a masterpiece.

139 Reviews | 11 Followers
55
Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you think the college reunion story still has any legs in it

Don't see it if Confusing and stilted story telling.

36 Reviews | 2 Followers
75
Indulgent, Great staging, Great acting, Cliched, Absorbing

See it if There’s a lot to like, but it also maybe tries too hard to cover every doubt/worry/cliche once middle age strikes then throws in Death 😱

Don't see it if You can’t sit through 2 hours with no interval or if you’re having a midlife crisis

7 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Riveting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You’re in your mid/late-30s, enjoy dynamics between a close-knit group of friends, are noticing your own mortality, enjoy dark comedies

Don't see it if You’ve ever disparagingly referred to anyone as a “millennial”

Critic Reviews (8)

Time Out London
April 15th, 2024

"...smart dark comedy about millennials hitting middle-age"
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The Guardian (UK)
April 15th, 2024

"It’s a portrait of midlife malaise, but also a subtle meditation on post-Covid life"
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The Times (UK)
April 15th, 2024

"The Comeuppance turns out to be a piece which continually plays tricks with perspective."
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WhatsOnStage
April 15th, 2024

"The Comeuppance is a magnificent drama, truthful and haunting."
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The London Evening Standard
April 15th, 2024

"... too much is discussed and too little is dramatised."
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The Independent (UK)
April 15th, 2024

"Play about the miseries of millennials promises more than it delivers"
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The Arts Desk
April 16th, 2024

"...lead me to reflect on the wisdom of revisiting the adolescent past."
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The Telegraph (UK)
April 14th, 2024

"The usually dazzling writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins doesn’t quite land his mark"
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