Under the Black Rock
Closed 2h 20m
Under the Black Rock
76

Under the Black Rock London Reviews and Tickets

76%
(8 Ratings)
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Members say
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Intense

About the Show

Evanna Lynch stars in Tim Edge's thriller set in Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (8)

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176 Reviews | 20 Followers
78
Intense, Refreshing, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You want to be taken back to the times when there were troubles in Northern Ireland

Don't see it if You can't sit through serious drama

72 Reviews | 7 Followers
75
Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if If you want to be in an immersive in the era of Northern Ireland’s Troubles. I was completely captured!

Don't see it if If you want something lighter to watch.

98 Reviews | 8 Followers
70
Entertaining, Surprising, Thrilling

See it if You enjoy a thriller and a strong cast and enjoy a few surprises

Don't see it if You don’t like politician stories

184 Reviews | 30 Followers
70
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you love a thriller or a mystery play

Don't see it if you don't like slow burners

23 Reviews | 2 Followers
86
Superb lighting, Clever staging, Brilliantly acted, Absorbing

See it if You love drama. It’s very direct and absorbing but not for everyone. Fantastic cast and great use of lighting.

Don't see it if You’re personally affected by the Northern Ireland troubles. Some of the content is sensitive so could be triggering for some.

23 Reviews | 2 Followers
80
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy high intensity drama about relationships and the troubles in Ireland.

Don't see it if You find emotionally charged drama difficult.

23 Reviews | 1 Follower
80
Profound, Edgy, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in the story of The Troubles

Don't see it if You can't handle hints to torture and killings

19 Reviews | 0 Followers
70
Resonant, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Great atmosphere, unsettling and uncomfortable in the best way. Great staging, transitions etc.

Don't see it if Pretty intense, the unsettling nature isn't for everyone.

Critic Reviews (6)

The Guardian (UK)
March 7th, 2023

"The many plot twists and turns are pulled off immaculately and the family’s melodrama never becomes thudding."
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The Arts Desk
March 11th, 2023

“Tim Edge’s play, much reworked by the director Ben Kavanagh, tries to do both too much and too little. It seeks to examine how terrorism is seeded and maintained, how it bleeds into personal enmities and tensions and how fragile is the peace in the North, 25 years on from the Good Friday Agreement.”
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Time Out London
March 7th, 2023

“In an era when British politicians have started to become very cavalier about Northern Ireland, ‘Under the Black Rock’ is a flawed but powerful look back at a recent history that remains simmering.”
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The Stage (UK)
March 7th, 2023

"There’s no possibility of achieving any kind of catharsis in the meta final scene when we feel nothing for the characters. This play needs serious dramaturgical intervention to be palatable. "
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All That Dazzles (UK)
March 8th, 2023

"This is a play that showcased some outstanding performances from its cast. A piece that did genuinely have me on the edge of my seat at times and a show that’s visuals were exquisitely delivered. "
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
March 6th, 2023

"Filled with deception, rage, betrayal and the effect extremist politics can have on family bonds but a flat narrative and underdeveloped context leaves this play a bit lower on the scale that I had hoped. Nonetheless, an enjoyable watch with an incredibly important theme."
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