The Secret River

The Secret River London Reviews and Tickets

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Profound, Moving, Great staging

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Andrew Bovell's stage adaptation of Kate Grenville's dark colonial tale set in Australia.

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450 Reviews | 82 Followers
Profound, Great staging, Moving

See it if the subject matter interests you.

Don't see it if can't sit through long runtime.

Critic Reviews (4)

The London Evening Standard
August 28th, 2019

The leads are personable and Neil Armfield’s production features more decent roles for indigenous actors than I’ve seen in any Aussie play in London. But... there’s a looming sense of self-congratulation in this cultural expiation for past sins.'
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The Arts Desk
August 28th, 2019

Neil Armfield’s resonant, turbulent production..sing[s] out from the stage of the Olivier like an epic, with its conflicts, culture clashes, and quest for new territories... A resonant tragedy of mutual incomprehension.'
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The Times (UK)
September 1st, 2019

Ola Ince’s direction demands a little too much open-mouthed astonishment from her actors, but Steven Mackintosh is good as a career-troubled yuppie and Isabella Pappas shows promise playing an omigod teenage girl.'
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London Theatre
August 28th, 2019

This is an all-encompassing play that has you laughing one minute and on the verge of tears the next. A devastating eye-opener... presented with great sensitivity and craft.'
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