Winner's Curse
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Winner's Curse

Winner's Curse London Reviews and Tickets

(2 Ratings)
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Intelligent, Profound, Funny, Absorbing, Clever

About the Show

Clive Anderson stars in a new comedy with audience participation about international peace talks.

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179 Reviews | 20 Followers
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You like plays which make you think and it also has interactive elements

Don't see it if You don't like dialogue heavy plays and want to leave your brains at home

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Refreshing, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You're interested in something new. Want to learn about negotiation whilst being entertained. Want a good laugh.

Don't see it if Struggle with narrated theatre shows. Read more

Critic Reviews (10)

February 14th, 2023

"The subject has all the potential to be a black satire, but it's too restrained and, frankly, disappointing to work. What a shame."
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The Times (UK)
February 14th, 2023

“The problem with this hypothetical, alas, is that nothing remotely weighty or dramatic is at stake...What a strange evening. The actors deserve better.”
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The Stage (UK)
February 13th, 2023

“Though insightful and frequently funny, Taub and Patterson’s script is unfocused and ploddingly paced. Never settling on a tone, the show wobbles uncertainly...with the characters spending more time chasing contrived punchlines than pursuing consistent goals of their own.”
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February 14th, 2023

“There are a couple of uneven stretches, where the material and premise both become a little belaboured, but the running gags are a joy, the performances delight and overall this is a richly enjoyable piece of theatre.”
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The Guardian (UK)
February 14th, 2023

“It’s a dragging few hours that leave you feeling blank. This could have been a worthwhile investigation into the secrets of how peace is decided. Right now, it’s a drooping, stale, attempt at an uncovering.”
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Time Out London
February 14th, 2023

“Sometimes the play digresses too much, particularly in the first half, and could do with a little sharpening up...It’s funny, thought-provoking and well worth negotiating a ticket.”
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The Arts Desk
February 15th, 2023

“Where the piece doesn’t gel is in setting out its weightier stall...I ended up taking home the comedy but not enough of the message.”
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All That Dazzles (UK)
February 17th, 2023

“ ‘Winner’s Curse’ is fun to watch if you’re looking for something engaging and entertaining... But let’s just say that once it had me at the deal-making table, I felt content walking away from the deal rather than going back for a second round of negotiations.”
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