The Flea London Reviews and Tickets

(4 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Quirky, Well acted

About the Show

Critics Circle Theatre Award winner James Fritz' drama about the Cleveland Street scandal.

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99 Reviews | 10 Followers
Insipid, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a piece of history presented in a unique manner

Don't see it if You don't like seeing something different

7 Reviews | 2 Followers
Refreshing, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy unusual storytelling and want to see a different take on an interesting period of Victorian London.

Don't see it if you're only interested in "traditional theatre".

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
Well acted, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you want to experience young, talented actors rely on a very engaging screenplay and a clever use of staging to bring a scandal to life

Don't see it if genuinely can’t think of a reason.

37 Reviews | 1 Follower
During previews
Great costumes, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy edgy, independent theatre.

Don't see it if you prefer more flashy shows and larger venues.

Critic Reviews (6)

October 19th, 2023

“Flawed as ‘The Flea’ is, it’s refreshing to encounter a new play so ambitious, imaginative, and unashamedly unfettered by convention.”
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
October 18th, 2023

“The story of the Cleveland Street scandal is compelling enough that telling the story in a simple way would have been more than enough, but Fritz’s approach with ‘The Flea’, while drawn out in places, works because it allows us to look at things from different angles, and not just because of Naomi Kuyck-Cohen’s set of misshapen furniture.”
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The Arts Desk
October 19th, 2023

“There’s good stuff to be found for sure, but rather like a Victorian novel, this play presents as a sprawl when it should be presenting a scalpel.”
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Time Out London
October 18th, 2023

“Fritz’s satire is a tragedy waiting to explode...This play is never even close to boring – what a riotous, quirky ride it is.”
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The Stage (UK)
October 18th, 2023

“Playing fast and loose with history, Fritz tells a wildly entertaining tale that also lands some serious points about institutional corruption, abuse and impossible choices.”
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The Guardian (UK)
October 17th, 2023

“It’s all about management of pathos, a slower impulse, to which the play tips strongly towards the end. There is so much potential here, if only the cast can allow themselves to expand into the full shape of it.”
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