The Snail House (London)
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The Snail House (London)

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About the Show

The world premiere of Richard Eyre's new play following the life of a government medical advisor after a pandemic.

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Critic Reviews (9)

The London Evening Standard
September 15th, 2022

"If there’s a central point, it’s that we’d all benefit from more empathy and less acrimonious certainty. "
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The Telegraph (UK)
September 16th, 2022

"So, the script needs edits, and the scenario surely demands more characters."
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The Guardian (UK)
September 15th, 2022

"The script takes on too much without giving us enough, leaving this feeling like a play uncertain of its focus."
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The Times (UK)
September 15th, 2022

"The director turned playwright Richard Eyre’s family drama touches on medical ethics, climate change, coronavirus, social class and Brexit, to name a few, but the well-crafted words can’t mask the vacuum at the centre."
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The Stage (UK)
September 15th, 2022

"'The Snail House' sometimes seems to move at a snail’s pace. Dramatically flat and struggling to cohere around a central theme."
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The Arts Desk
September 16th, 2022

"While this play bares its teeth at a whole range of issues, ultimately it fails to bite."
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Time Out London
September 15th, 2022

"There’s a weirdness at the heart of this play. While it presents that age-old dramatic trope of a clash of values, it often feels like it keeps them at arms-length."
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WhatsOnStage
September 15th, 2022

"'The Snail House' is written and directed with unimpeachable skill, the action is so well paced, and the tone so carefully curated that it occasionally appears exciting in spite of a wearying lack of tension and some heavy-handed exposition."
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