The Shape of Things
Ends Jul 01 2h 10m
The Shape of Things

The Shape of Things London Reviews and Tickets

(3 Reviews)
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Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting

About the Show

Neil LaBute's coming-of-age play exploring relationships where nothing is quite what it seems. 

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111 Reviews | 14 Followers
Edgy, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if your into a show that will truly make you see things differently and have you thinking about it afterwards

Don't see it if you wanna divorce your partner it might have you thinking about your own relationship

14 Reviews | 1 Follower
Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if You like intelligent writing and plot twist

Don't see it if you believe in long-term loving relationships

1 Review | 0 Followers
Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You love a good play

Don't see it if You don’t like plays

Critic Reviews (6)

May 31st, 2023

" 'The Shape of Things' is a production about coercive control at its most subtle stages...This creates a show that's equal parts disturbing and intriguing - something you can't take your eyes away from while knowing it will likely end badly. As a result, it's a stellar piece of theatre."
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The London Evening Standard
May 31st, 2023

"Adam’s anger in his final confrontation with Evelyn isn’t totally convincing, and the play never quite lands a killer blow. But the plot is as finely engineered as a sports car and carries you away just as smoothly."
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The Guardian (UK)
May 31st, 2023

"The ending lands with a soft punch but still leaves us dwelling on LaBute’s seductive sociopaths, and what, exactly, makes them tick."
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The Times (UK)
May 31st, 2023

"The dialogue still crackles in Nicky Allpress’s pacey revival, even if the piece is a tad too schematic, and the final scene adds a debate about art and ethics that audience members should be left to have among themselves on the way home."
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The Stage (UK)
May 31st, 2023

"Director Nicky Allpress sets a snappy pace here, breezing through the play’s witty conversations while building an effective sense of unease that grows steadily until the devastating final-act twist."
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West End Best Friend
May 31st, 2023

" 'The Shape of Things' explores art, love and relationships and how far you should go in pursuit of them. This fast paced play is sinister, seductive and shocking and the perfect academic night at the theatre."
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