The White Factory
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The White Factory London Reviews and Tickets

91%
(11 Ratings)
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91%
Mixed
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Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

About the Show

The world premiere of Dmitry Glukhovsky's exploration of the life of a Holocaust survivor.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (7)

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56 Reviews | 4 Followers
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Resonant, Intense, Great staging, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if a parallel between the Lodz ghetto and current day Russia, interestingly put to stage with superb actors is of interest to you

Don't see it if you don't like being overwhelmed with too many themes and video screen or you find highly didactic plays a bit too obvious Read more

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Intense, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see a character's development into inhumanity like never before. Absolutely superb.

Don't see it if Anything WW2 related troubles you. This one does not go easy on the atrocities from that period

25 Reviews | 0 Followers
91
Intense, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You are open to complex thoughts about human nature and what it takes to survive hard times. A play that uses advanced language of theatre

Don't see it if You don’t want to leave the theatre crying and with a heavy heart

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Must see, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if It's a really absorbing drama about a true, horrific story that should not ever be forgotten

Don't see it if Nothing really bad about the show

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if A truly thought provoking play, which great performances from all involved. Couldnt recommended a show more.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light hearted entertainment or comedy. This is an amazing show, but its not suitable for small kids for a reason.

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Ambitious, Consuming, Emotional, Intense, Absorbing

See it if Gripping and emotional and kept you enthrall. Excellent acting and excellent execution

Don't see it if Very sad story may trigger

1 Review | 0 Followers
98
Must see, Intense, Masterful, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You love dramatic plays which will touch your emotions deeply

Don't see it if Expect something light-hearted and fun

Critic Reviews (3)

The Stage (UK)
September 22nd, 2023

“At the heart of this play, written by Dmitry Glukhovsky and directed by Maxim Didenko, is a terrible story based on Second World War truths. It’s set between 1939 and 1944 in the Łódź Ghetto of Poland...What happened in Łódź is a neglected part of history, but here its retelling is let down by a baggy script from Russian writer Glukhovsky and a misguided production.”
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WhatsOnStage
September 22nd, 2023

“Whilst the text can meander on occasions and the first act in particular would benefit from some more focus, there are moments that hit home with devastating power...This is brave and exciting work from the relatively new Marylebone Theatre and is definitely worth a trip out of the West End for a visit.”
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The Arts Desk
September 21st, 2023

“Set dazzlingly, hauntingly, in a clinical white box blasted clean with LED one moment, plunged into blackness or a fiery glow the next, the ‘white factory’ refers to a church-turned-workshop where the Elder of the ghetto’s Judenrat attempted to make his community so indispensable in producing Nazi essentials – from uniform buttons to freshly stuffed pillows – that the Nazis would spare them from Auschwitz.”
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