FringeReview UK 2019
A carnival riot of joy – with enough misdirection to evoke moonshine
This surely is the greatest Dream since Peter Brook’s landmark 1970 production.
Hannah Morrish’s Helena shines in this achingly desperate, quietly beautiful production.
Exceptional and vibrant, the company prove it’s one to revive.
A heartwarming revival. Jack Laskey, Bettrys Jones and Nadia Nadarajah have made a space for this As You Like It well beyond its initial moment last year.
For Lucy Phelps and Sophie Khan Levy above all, this is a joyful As You Like It.
If only one could see it twice: but try it at least once.
We’re unlikely to see a better production of this still rarely-performed disturber of ourselves.
Could this be staged any more convincingly? Superb.
A flinty lesson, not to be missed.
We now know more of Greene than upstart crows
A soaring remix of how the play settles a succession on congealed blood.
The triumph of this newly-energized production is bringing the darker Falstaff to a diverse audience
The enormous energy Sarah Amankwah brings proclaims greatness in the making
It must be seen
Again, it must be seen
An outstanding production
It’s unlikely we’ll get a cleaner version, or a more absorbing production any time soon
In McArdle’s irresistible performance you’re not likely to see a finer Gynt.
A savage anointing, a revelatory reading.
A searingly precise essay on the corruption of entitlement.
This production could draw out the poison of being dead serious in terminal bursts of laughter
They compel attention, they demand we follow every sigh
Prepare to be Tartuffed.
A terrific revival
In nearly every way an outstanding pair of productions.
A consummate production of a memorably dark comedy
There’s nothing like the Exchange’s approach: their bi-lingual virtuosity burns questions.
A groundbreaking production. Even outside its unique terms it’s outstanding.
A feminist take on a Shakespeare classic
The most cogent, most fun at the Globe this year.
A necessary production you’re unlikely ever to see anywhere else.
Highlight how good the play is just where we’re not looking for it
Highlights how good the play is just where we’re not looking for it
One of the finest LLT productions I can remember
This absorbing production keeps growing in the mind, like to take root.
They render a faint scroll alive with wit