The Constituent
Ends Aug 10 1h 30m
The Constituent
79

The Constituent London Reviews and Tickets

79%
(44 Ratings)
Positive
77%
Mixed
18%
Negative
5%
Members say
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Slow

About the Show

An MP, ex-serviceman, and protection officer collide in a play on politics, safety, and crisis.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (13)

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108 Reviews | 12 Followers
78
Relevant, Serious, Good acting, Ambitious writing

See it if you’d like a good piece of theatre. Well thought out human drama played well.

Don't see it if you are expecting something hilarious. There are some funny moments at the start but this is not a late night TV show. PTSD can be trigger. Read more

147 Reviews | 11 Followers
68
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Disappointing

See it if Watchable and interesting, could not be better timed, and manages to be a little bit moving. But also a bit lame and simplistic.

Don't see it if Think that all MPs are beyond sympathy.

25 Reviews | 0 Followers
89
Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if James Corden and Anna were outstanding. The shows message is great too

Don't see it if Long set changes my only issue

47 Reviews | 3 Followers
68
Relevant, Slow, Insipid

See it if Relevant political topics with sparks of good acting, especially Anna. Want to see James corden on stage to stay you have.

Don't see it if As is a play that doesn’t go deep enough. Also staging very slow. Feels like hit trendy topics but lacking maturity.

17 Reviews | 0 Followers
70
Current, Simple, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are into politics.

Don't see it if You are after an ambitious show, analysing the topic on multiple levels. The plot is quite simple and doesn't go in deep into the subject.

71 Reviews | 8 Followers
During previews
81
Intense, Edgy, Absorbing, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see James Corden give the performance of a lifetime; think about threats public figures such as local MPs face and why

Don't see it if you're in the police - treatment is not fair or nuanced here; you find discussion of service personnel PTSD/mental health painful Read more

301 Reviews | 85 Followers
During previews
79
Not sure what the point is

See it if u'd enjoy James Corden in a new play.

Don't see it if u need the play to have a point. This is a 3 character drama that has humor & irony, but politics & life aren't fair.

183 Reviews | 20 Followers
During previews
65
Disappointing, Insipid, Banal

See it if For James Corden ranting and some good moments here and there.

Don't see it if You read the synopsis thinking it must be interesting as it's of James Graham. It's passable!

Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
June 26th, 2024

"It’s a decent play and opening in the middle of a general election campaign"
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The Guardian (UK)
June 25th, 2024

"timely Joe Penhall political drama makes the specific universal"
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The Telegraph (UK)
June 25th, 2024

"...it’s good to have Corden back where he belongs, on the British stage."
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The Times (UK)
June 26th, 2024

"Joe Penhall’s new play has box office draw but the storyline fails to hit the heights"
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London Theatre
June 26th, 2024

"James Corden makes an impressive stage return in this sharply topical political play"
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The Stage (UK)
June 26th, 2024

"It’s a vivid state-of-the-nation snapshot"
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WhatsOnStage
June 27th, 2024

"As a star vehicle for Corden and Maxwell Martin, The Constituent works well enough."
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The Independent (UK)
June 27th, 2024

"James Corden proves himself as a truly great actor in flawed political play"
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