Years: 2021 2020
Fringe Online 2020
Groundbreaking. The smallest producing theatre in the West End through lockdown has become the largest.
Did I say sucker-punch? It’s what the Orange Tree do every time.
Nothing so convincing has been done with this legend. It deserves many revivals.
Renders huge black experience into a narrative that bears it, because so well-constructed, so character-driven and so inhabited by Michael Balogun whose blaze of awakening is both benediction and clarion.
A very impressive self filmed and performed allegory of the threat posed by those who try to invade our gardens and rule the roost.
Will leave you in a heap and wonder what else Lauren Gunderson has written that comes near this.
Showcases future names and above all is defiant with hope and agency
Upton’s notches of logic are nudged with brilliance, the actual narrative a granular run-up to an enormous yes.
An astonishing story lamented and told in an extraordinary fashion that resonates and poetically demands change.
A paean to endurance, love, and wrenched freedoms.
Katherine Parkinson inhabits that breaking through the office crust asphyxiating us
A unique take on the isolation foisted on all of us
Treat this as a wonderful premiere you’ve not had to stir for.
Do catch it, and match the feelgood price with nudging theatres towards opening night.
Winner of an OnComm award from Off West End, another Upton triumph by stealth
Theatrically the most thrilling end to any Bartlett play