On Blueberry Hill
On Blueberry Hill
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On Blueberry Hill London Reviews and Tickets

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Absorbing, Clever

About the Show

Sebastian Barry's intimate drama centres on two Irish prisoners serving life sentences.

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84 Reviews | 3 Followers
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Clever, Absorbing

See it if you think you will enjoy a play that's essentially two monologues running in parallel to deliver the story

Don't see it if if you're going to be upset over issues related to loss of loved ones in assorted ways (won't say more not to give away the plot) Read more

Critic Reviews (9)

London Theatre
March 12th, 2020
For a previous production

This poetic play is orchestrated like a piece of music by director Jim Culleton to reveal its haunting and constantly shifting perspectives.
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WhatsOnStage
March 12th, 2020
For a previous production

The writing is occasionally over-wrought – and as the play wends towards its conclusion it strains for a significance that it hasn't quite earned. Yet the acting is always pitch perfect.
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The Times (UK)
March 12th, 2020
For a previous production

There are fleeting moments of poetry, yet for the most part, his prose ends up wandering down the same old musty alleyways.
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The Arts Desk
March 12th, 2020
For a previous production

Some wondrous acting is sacrificed on the altar of an increasingly wonky plot in On Blueberry Hill, the first play in 10 years from Sebastian Barry,
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The Stage (UK)
March 11th, 2020
For a previous production

It’s a finely crafted piece, with some lines sweet enough to drink, others capable of breaking you apart.
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Time Out London
March 12th, 2020
For a previous production

Watching two characters never actually interact rarely feels terribly theatrical; ‘On Blueberry Hill’ could be a radio play, or a novella. The story moves, but it doesn’t always grab.
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The London Evening Standard
March 12th, 2020
For a previous production

[On Blueberry Hill] unfolds like a slow-burn bedtime story. Full of warm wit and language you want to luxuriate in...but as a work of theatre it is static, with a story that becomes ever harder to believe as it goes on.
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The Guardian (UK)
March 15th, 2020
For a previous production

Sebastian Barry’s tale of two cellmates succeeds despite plausibility issues...To work, On Blueberry Hill needs a leap of faith from the audience. I leapt.
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