Village Idiot London Reviews and Tickets

(5 Ratings)
Members say
Funny, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining, Confusing

About the Show

An audacious comedy about the effects of city workers moving to & taking over rural communities.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (5)

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25 Reviews | 0 Followers
Hilarious, Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want a laugh from the start and believe in saving our countryside and environment. Village idiot was brilliant from start to finish.

Don't see it if You don't like clever witty writing with a moral story.

39 Reviews | 1 Follower
Quirky, Great acting, Edgy, Funny

See it if you're looking for a laugh-out-loud comedy with great acting and a diverse cast

Don't see it if you're sensitive to strong language and explicit jokes

28 Reviews | 0 Followers
Funny, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You just want to see the cast mess around and have fun and want to challenge the pointless rail being built

Don't see it if You like to follow plots (there didn't seem to be much of one or a clear direction it went in)

139 Reviews | 4 Followers
During previews
Great cast!, Wow performances, Funny (un-pc), Many layers, Exaggerated characters

See it if you enjoy in your face Un-PC A train line will run through a rural community capturing the outlook & personalities of their plight

Don't see it if Un-PC & bad language offends.

27 Reviews | 1 Follower
During previews
Quirky, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Hilarious

See it if For a refreshing and exciting new play that is hilarious and represents what the world in 2023 is like without being cliched

Don't see it if Like rude and audacious humour

Critic Reviews (6)

April 20th, 2023

"The production is an exciting springboard across all areas of it from the veterans to the new talent."
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The Stage (UK)
April 27th, 2023

“This is a story that’s all about subverting easy assumptions, confounding stereotypical expectations around rural people’s attitudes and motivations while commenting thoughtfully on the endless clash between modernisation and tradition.”
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Time Out London
April 20th, 2023

" This might be a realistic picture of a Brexit-supporting, overlooked pocket of rural England. ... ‘Village Idiot’ feels more like presentation of them, and for all its talk of ‘progress’, I wanted it to display a lot more."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
April 22nd, 2023

“...a talented cast and stunning production make this run of ‘Village Idiot’ an enjoyable evening”
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The London Evening Standard
April 20th, 2023

"This is a wonderfully diverse and capable cast clearly having a lot of fun on stage, I left with the feeling that this could have made double the impact in half the time."
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
April 20th, 2023

As state-of-the-nation dramas go, they don’t usually ask you not to be a c*nt in the first two minutes. Nadia Fall’s production of Samson Hawkins’ Village Idiot, opens with a welcoming start but proceeds to offend everything that moves. Yet this is equal-opportunities offence
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