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'BIRTHDAY SUIT' BY DAVID K. BARNES // OLD RED LION THEATRE, FEBRUARY 2017

‘Alan Ayckbourn for millennials’, ‘a sparky evening, stylishly delivered’ 

- Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

‘Strong performances make this production zing — the young foursome pop with the vitality of Barnes’s dialogue’.  ‘Barnes’s comedy also recalls Neil LaBute at his best.’ 

- Kate Maltby, The Times  

‘This contemporary drawing room comedy by David K Barnes…is properly funny. Birthday Suit is a mercilessly tense piece of writing that clashes Noel Coward with Edward Albee to quite profound effect.’  

★★★★ - The Stage 

 ★★★★ - Broadway World // ★★★★ - West End Wilma // ★★★★ - LondonTheatre1

 

 

 

 

 

 

'CLAP HANDS' BY AARON HUBBARD // HACKNEY SHOWROOM, JULY 2015

 

★★★★

‘a beautifully executed dark comedy.’

 

‘this…up and coming team have managed to create compelling, gripping theatre and I’m very excited to see what they do next.’

 

‘Clap Hands is the kind of fringe theatre I pray for every time I go to see an unknown production company and a completely new and unknown playwright. I was entertained. I was impressed. I would thoroughly recommend seeing this.’ - - LDN Card

 

‘an excellent piece of writing with a stellar cast. pluck. productions are a prime example of the just how good theatre can be when experienced practitioners decide to make the work they want to do rather than relying on others to create work for them.’

- The Play’s The Thing

'THE COW PLAY' BY ED HARRIS // ROSEMARY BRANCH, NOVEMBER 2014

 

'Ed Harris combines perceptive human observation with a streak of humour...his play also becomes extremely moving.

Under Bryony J Thompson’s direction, these elements blend smoothly together drawing fresh performances from her cast'.

- British Theatre Guide 

'EJ Martin is very good as the young and bright Holly who turns into a slow witted cow. Philip Honeywell is full of energy and fun as Owen who loves to play a dog to make Holly laugh but shows a more serious and responsible side when necessary... An unusual story that is definitely worth seeing.'

- UK Theatre Network

'Simon A Wells’s set design features an unusually elaborate kitchen for a venue this size. In the intimacy of the Rosemary Branch, everything is made to feel just right (including Ned Lay’s lighting and the apt piano music during scene changes).

'What lingers is delightful absurdity and...sharp observations'.

- A Younger Theatre 

 

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