The Trials (London)
The Trials (London)

The Trials (London) London Reviews and Tickets

(6 Ratings)
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Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious, Resonant

About the Show

Dawn King's new play exploring the climate crisis through the eyes of the younger generation.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (6)

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134 Reviews | 18 Followers
Intense, Intelligent, Epic, Absorbing

See it if You want to be challenged

Don't see it if You don’t do well with Margaret Atwood style dystopias Read more

77 Reviews | 6 Followers
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want a play that explores the complexities of the climate crisis debate.

Don't see it if You want a show that explores a lighter topic or that doesn't focus on just 1 topic.

92 Reviews | 2 Followers
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You feel strongly about the climate crisis and like modern theatre. Very thought provoking and stays with you.

Don't see it if You don’t like to talk about capital punishment or you don’t like to feel uncomfortable when watching a show.

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a show that forces you to think and engage while highlighting the dogmatic nature of modern political discourse.

Don't see it if you want a carefree evening of light entertainment.

176 Reviews | 11 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Edgy, Great acting

See it if A chance to see some new and upcoming actors as the jury. The three adults were particularly strong. Was a thought provoking play.

Don't see it if You don't like political dramas, or preaching about climate change

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy great acting, great storytelling and a great message.

Don't see it if you want to leave the theatre feeling optimistic for the future

Critic Reviews (7)

Time Out London
August 17th, 2022

"I found ‘The Trials’ gripping, both as an urgent imagining of how our generation will be viewed by our kids, but also a smart imagining of revolution generally."
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The Guardian (UK)
August 17th, 2022

"This is a play that demands self-reflection and soul-searching beyond the auditorium. It leaves us thinking about how we live, what we are doing for the welfare of the globe, and whether these angry desolate children of the near future would find us guilty of climate crimes."
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The Telegraph (UK)
August 17th, 2022

"The drama towards a classroom discussion robs the target younger audience, as well as those of us who are older of much adrenal urgency. Great idea, I would say, but another draft would be welcome."
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August 17th, 2022

"'The Trials' is designed to make me and everyone like me – the dinosaurs – acknowledge and recognise our guilt."
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The Stage (UK)
August 17th, 2022

"'The Trials' vividly imagines a bleak world where child jurors decide the fates of adults whose lifestyles contributed to climate breakdown."
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The Arts Desk
August 18th, 2022

"This is definitely one of those plays which puts older people in the audience on the spot. ...There a really distinct sense of fury, sometimes expressed, other times supressed, that gives this drama its emotional fuel."
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The London Evening Standard
August 19th, 2022

"There’s activism at the play’s roots, but those roots might need broader pastures to grow."
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