The Good Person Of Szechwan
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The Good Person Of Szechwan

The Good Person Of Szechwan London Reviews and Tickets

(9 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Disappointing, Ambitious, Clever, Quirky

About the Show

Nina Segal's modern adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's drama.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (9)

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84 Reviews | 3 Followers
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want a fun play

Don't see it if You want something high budget

120 Reviews | 12 Followers
Overacted, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you like kitchy happy-go-lucky musicals for the hipster generation.

Don't see it if you have fondness for Brecht or you're in the mood for a night of quality theatre. Read more

22 Reviews | 0 Followers
Refreshing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You like something out there and different. Be prepared for a whacky all singing all dancing performance with some poignant messages.

Don't see it if You like a more traditional play or aren’t prepared to just sit back and let the performers take you on a wild adventure !

27 Reviews | 0 Followers
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You want to see a fresh take on a classic work

Don't see it if You don't like Brecht or mor cerebral plays, or gimmicky plays aren't your things - three's a lot of that! Read more

32 Reviews | 2 Followers
Ambitious, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you want Brecht with a twist.

Don't see it if Don’t like Brecht

12 Reviews | 1 Follower
Quirky, Funny, Disappointing

See it if If you want to see a contemporary adaptation of Brecht songs with karaoke style songs.

Don't see it if If you are not into panto/slapstick comedy as there's a lot of this in this adaptation.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Witty, Energetic, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You'd enjoy a thought-provoking, modern interpretation of Brecht's themes and theatrical style.

Don't see it if You wouldn't enjoy a show that's very high energy and a bit pantoesque at times.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Bad script, Poor acting

See it if If you like a weak performance with poor script and acting

Don't see it if For the same reasons

Critic Reviews (5)

April 22nd, 2023

" 'The Good Person of Szechwan' in all its plastic, bombastic, and iconoclastic glory ...[is] a glimmering neon hoot from start to finish."
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The London Evening Standard
April 24th, 2023

"This production’s atmosphere of pre-school anarchy softens the harshness of the original’s message, a little. But it still gently speaks to today, while leaving its themes tantalisingly unresolved, just as Brecht did."
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The Arts Desk
April 24th, 2023

“Lau must be commended for doing something new with a classic play, but, from Jessica Hung Han Yun’s eye-bleeding lighting to Carrie-Anne Ingrouille’s non-stop movement and at least one too many karaoke numbers, Brecht’s message is buried in a sea of tricksiness.”
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Time Out London
April 25th, 2023

“The loudness of the surrealist humour becomes relentless, breaking the pace. But Brecht’s parable still lands its ending as it challenges us to be better – not ‘good’.” 
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
April 20th, 2023

The Good Person of Szechwan is at first, and even second and third, glance a comedy which leaves its audiences questioning what it means to be good, or even if it’s possible to try to be good in a world which seems to consistently crush any efforts to do so. Perhaps all we can do is try. Certainly, these are important questions to think over and going to watch this play is a good place to start.
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