The Human Body
Closed 2h 45m
The Human Body
78

The Human Body London Reviews and Tickets

78%
(12 Ratings)
Positive
75%
Mixed
25%
Negative
0%
Members say
Enchanting, Great acting, Romantic, Clever, Absorbing

About the Show

Keeley Hawes stars in Lucy Kirkwood's new political and personal drama.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (12)

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108 Reviews | 8 Followers
90
Romantic, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if Quintessentially British. At times funny, at times profound. Beautiful romance story (with NHS history serving as background). Acting 5*!

Don't see it if Don't like romance.

55 Reviews | 4 Followers
85
Masterful, Intelligent, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love 60s films, interesting story about the beginning of the NHS and some very beautiful romance

Don't see it if you get bored easily, not interested in dramas with bitter sweet endings

221 Reviews | 42 Followers
78
Relevant, Intelligent, Dated, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Old fashioned British humour but with dramatic fimilar themes

Don't see it if you don't understand British humour

142 Reviews | 19 Followers
62
Over long, Funny

See it if You love Jack Davenport

Don't see it if You don’t want to sit through 3 hours of a play about not much Read more

334 Reviews | 21 Followers
57
Romantic, Slow, Dated

See it if You want a slow burning romance

Don't see it if You want a bit more dramatic action and pacing.

36 Reviews | 2 Followers
100
Must see, Great acting, Great writing, Romantic, Absorbing

See it if For an exquisite new play with a top draw cast and a very inventive staging. There are echoes of Brief Encounter but with a political edge.

Don't see it if you don't really like romance as a genre

34 Reviews | 2 Followers
90
Enchanting, Great writing, Romantic, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You want a quirky, romantic but bittersweet romance played out against the creation of the NHS.

Don't see it if You don’t like good old fashioned romances and don’t concentrate. The talented cast play multiple roles. Read more

22 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Romantic, Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining, Clever

See it if It's well staged to give it a late 40s style. This helps you to absorb the story, the establishment of NHS merged with Brief Encounter.

Don't see it if You want more meat in your plays

Critic Reviews (11)

The London Evening Standard
February 28th, 2024

"The leads are superb in this story about the early days of the NHS"
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Time Out London
February 28th, 2024

" ‘The Human Body’ is a heartfelt but old-fashioned drama"
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The Guardian (UK)
February 28th, 2024

"Kirkwood’s script crystallises the struggles of postwar women, newly independent"
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The Telegraph (UK)
February 28th, 2024

"Lucy Kirkwood’s committed but convoluted drama of ideas and passion"
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The Times (UK)
February 28th, 2024

"Kirkwood’s new drama...stumbles from one under-nourished scene to another"
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WhatsOnStage
February 28th, 2024

"The performances are a joy."
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London Theatre
February 28th, 2024

"It’s ambitious, intelligent and frequently funny work"
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The Stage (UK)
February 28th, 2024

“Finely judged performances from Hawes and Davenport”
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