The Dream of A Ridiculous Man
The Dream of A Ridiculous Man

The Dream of A Ridiculous Man London Reviews and Tickets

(48 Ratings)
Members say
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Great staging

About the Show

Laurence Boswell's adaptation of Dostoevsky's Russian Christmas Carol, set in modern London.

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55 Reviews | 5 Followers
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you love Dostoevsky. The play is dark and strange as it should be. Also, absolutely great acting

Don't see it if you don’t want to feel depressed I guess

45 Reviews | 0 Followers
Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like a tragi comedy from a Russian great in a modern setting

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy a 75minute monologue

30 Reviews | 1 Follower
Enchanting, Indulgent, Great staging, Clever

See it if Clever play with a strong actor. Surprisingly simple but clever staging.

Don't see it if Unsure why it didn’t click. The intensity of the play was not matched by the theatre (house lights bright) so immersion was challenging

13 Reviews | 0 Followers
Intelligent, Slow, Great acting

See it if You're a big fan of Dostoevsky, love solo shows, or want to see a cool theatre in Marylebone.

Don't see it if You're easily bored or looking for something really engaging.

Critic Reviews (5)

March 29th, 2024

"Greg Hicks' one man adaptation of Dostoyevsky's celebrated short story"
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The Stage (UK)
April 3rd, 2024

"It lacks the uncomfortable sting of real satire."
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The Arts Desk
March 29th, 2024

"It doesn’t take much to apply Dostoevsky’s concerns about the Russian society"
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All That Dazzles (UK)
March 29th, 2024

"The Dream of a Ridiculous Man is a story of hope - one man’s triumph over nihilism."
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The Times (UK)
March 29th, 2024

"I only wish that this story had had a smoother passage to the stage."
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