We Started To Sing (London)
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We Started To Sing (London)

We Started To Sing (London) London Reviews and Tickets

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About the Show

The Arcola Theatre reopens its doors with an intergenerational family drama by Barney Morris. 

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Critic Reviews (5)

The Guardian (UK)
May 24th, 2022

Its pace is meditative but undramatic despite instances that seem almost to veer towards an alternate reality ... but nothing comes of it. There are many beautiful qualities to this production, nevertheless.
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The Times (UK)
May 24th, 2022

An unabashedly backward-looking play about how you can’t go back. [This is] a tender, intelligent, not quite fully realised family drama.
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The London Evening Standard
May 24th, 2022

We Started To Sing feels like the work of a playwright wrestling to understand his place in the world and the family that formed him. It’s intriguing and exhausting at the same time.
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WhatsOnStage
May 24th, 2022

It may prove a bit of a slog. Soans does deliver a riveting monologue. Despite some tartly accurate observations of family dynamics, less than two hours stage time have seldom felt so long. Disappointing.
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The Stage (UK)
May 24th, 2022

We Started to Sing is steeped in nostalgia. The highlight of the show is the nuanced performances by Barbara Flynn and Robin Soans as Peggy and Bert. Undeniably warm-hearted, it’s also a bit too cosy and sentimental, bordering on trite at times.
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