Trouble in Mind (National Theatre)
Trouble in Mind (National Theatre)

Trouble in Mind (National Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

(2 Ratings)
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Slow, Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Dull

Nancy Medina directs in this wry satire about racism in theatre.

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120 Reviews | 12 Followers
Dated, Cliched, Dull

See it if you want to see a play about racism.

Don't see it if you expect believable characters, you don't like overacting and melodrama, or you think you'll be put out when the play turns into a farce. Read more

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
Slow, Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like comedy, and a much smaller, more intimate space. Thought provoking topic that is particularly relevant in todays context.

Don't see it if You dislike unnecessary, melodramatic acting that doesn’t suit or work well with the narrative.

Critic Reviews (5)

The Guardian (UK)
December 10th, 2021

Childress’s play was staged off-Broadway in the same year it is set, just as America was tipping into the civil rights movement, and she captured the very live anger of her era, as it was being experienced.
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The Times (UK)
December 10th, 2021

Childress, drawing on her own experience of what it was like to be a black actress in a largely white industry, is sharp at showing how integrity is nice but rent money is essential.
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The Arts Desk
December 11th, 2021

Nancy Medina directs the show, designed by Rajha Shakiry, with a bright touch that sometimes emphasizes the humorous satire over some of the terrible tragedy...This revival of an American classic is both relevant and fun.
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The London Evening Standard
December 10th, 2021

Not everyone can afford to have principles. This is an essential revival; that Childress’s work is finally being seen is, at least, one injustice corrected.
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London Theatre
December 13th, 2021

Trouble in Mind is an engaging and stirring piece of activist theatre which wrestles with the structural problems and racial inequalities at the heart of show business.
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