Windfall London Reviews and Tickets

63%
(18 Ratings)
Positive
67%
Mixed
5%
Negative
28%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Dated, Clever, Cliched

About the Show

The London Premiere of a chaotic new comedy directed by Mark Bell ('The Play That Goes Wrong').

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Show-Score Member Reviews (18)

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178 Reviews | 20 Followers
80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You like screwball comedy sans the gags of Goes Wrong show

Don't see it if You expect to be moved at the end as it has a moral that has been told time and again

59 Reviews | 2 Followers
80
Refreshing, Great writing, Absorbing, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if You love to laugh for a couple of hours and enjoy shows that explore even the bad side of human nature!

Don't see it if You don't appreciate swearing, adult themes or suggestions of violence.

334 Reviews | 21 Followers
70
Funny, Dated, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You liked The Play That Goes Wrong and like that kind of daft comedy.

Don't see it if You don't like physical comedy. Slow burner until all hell breaks loose

135 Reviews | 11 Followers
40
Slapstick, Lively, Humorous

See it if you enjoy office comedies

Don't see it if you are expecting "play that goes wrong" magic.

161 Reviews | 30 Followers
20
Pointless, Cringeworthy, Dated

See it if you want to watch a very slowly unfolding and obvious narrative, that consistently failed to evoke any laughter through its derivative jokes

Don't see it if you want a show that feels like it was written for 2023. It feels out of date from the word go and sadly doesn’t fare better as it develops.

Also Yes comedy is very subjective, but there’s nothing more awkward than watching a show where none of the jokes land at all. I pity the actors, who I’m sure played the roles they were given excellently- but sadly I’m not sure anyone could possibly have made that script sing.

16 Reviews | 0 Followers
85
Thought-provoking, Funny, Delightful

See it if This does have a bit of slapstick but it's a great story and shows the real darker side of human nature but in a laugh out loud way.

Don't see it if This is not a big production with minimal staging.

20 Reviews | 1 Follower
74
Wait for entertaining second part

See it if You like fast paced slapstick, but you'll need to wait for it

Don't see it if If you're offended by foul language and sexual themes, not likely to be suitable for under 16s

16 Reviews | 2 Followers
69
Messy, Indulgent, Dated, Funny, Confusing

See it if you don't need your comedy to be rooted in reality.

Don't see it if you're squeamish about violence.

Critic Reviews (6)

Theatre Weekly (UK)
February 14th, 2023

“Windfall languishes a bit in the first act, but we draw the bonus ball in the second, as the comedy, foul language and exploration of human instincts ramp up to unexpectedly hilarious new levels. Shocking, funny and brutally unapologetic, you might just be on to a winner with a ticket for this one.”
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WhatsOnStage
February 15th, 2023

"The theatre plays ‘80s bangers over the sound system in the auditorium, at an ear-splitting volume, and one can't help but wonder if the excessive decibel level is to discourage audience members from discussing the play."
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The Stage (UK)
February 15th, 2023

"What we get is a piece that teaches us that money is the solution to everything – that it is the driving force of happiness and something we should all be striving for. Right now, it is not what we want to hear."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
February 15th, 2023

"With a strong ensemble and deeply human, if deeply demented, characters, this production makes a promising debut for what could easily become another long-runner for Mark Bell."
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Everything Theatre (UK)
February 20th, 2023

"A play of contrasts: a ho-hum first half, followed by a very entertaining second half, full of gratuitous cartoonish violence, conflict and chaos."
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West End Best Friend
February 15th, 2023

“ ‘Windfall’ can act as a clever look at how, whilst brutal honesty becomes the villain in our minds, more damage could be done hiding secrets and feigning a smile.”
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