Walden London Reviews and Tickets

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Absorbing, Relevant, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting

Two-time Olivier Award nominee Gemma Arterton stars in Amy Berryman's bold debut play.

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13 Reviews | 0 Followers
Intense, Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in themes that are timely and political and like family-centred dramas

Don't see it if You don't like futuristic slightly dystopian stories

Critic Reviews (9)

The Telegraph (UK)
May 29th, 2021

The piece crams a lot into 90 minutes and doesn’t achieve complete lift-off. Ian Rickson (who directed the Vanya) musters an appealing air of wooded seclusion but the make-or-break reunion calls for a touch more tension, less soothing birdsong.
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The London Evening Standard
May 29th, 2021

[Walden] is not a great play. But it is ambitious, engaged on many fronts, and forward looking in a way that’s rare for theatre: I’m always surprised how little sci-fi gets on stage.
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The Guardian (UK)
May 29th, 2021

Amy Berryman’s intelligent, soulful drama...original play of ideas that takes in everything from the ethics of space endeavour to climate activism and the pull between duty, ambition and desire.
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May 29th, 2021

Walden is a play full of interesting ideas...it compels with the strength and complexity of both its plot and its thoughts...In the end, however, it gets bogged down with the weight of its own arguments.
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The Times (UK)
May 31st, 2021

Walden is an apocalyptic vision that sometimes comes close to turning into a well-intentioned lecture.
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The Stage (UK)
May 29th, 2021

The play knits together a number of interesting and pertinent threads: about humankind’s responsibility to the world, but also about individuality and genetics, and the American thirst for expansion.
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The Arts Desk
May 31st, 2021

In a 105-minute play packed with ideas, the central conflict about humanity’s future is well articulated...What this play needs to lift off is a booster rocket. As it is, it’s good, but unexceptional.
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The Independent (UK)
May 30th, 2021

Walden is a big, ambitious play that ends up collapsing somewhat under the weight of its own ideas.
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