We went to see the National Theatre's stunning play, People Places and Things at the Wyndham's Theatre last week and were blown away. The critics all rose in excited applause at the end of the evening and the papers do not disappoint this week. We've rounded up the reviews so you can read about the show's successes all in one place and if you need any more convincing to see the show, we've got tickets from just £18.00. Bargain.
Here's what See Theatre's Morgan Mackintosh thought of the play:
"For me People, Places and Things was the best play I have seen in the West End for a long time. The staging was inspired, the script was raw and tragically genuine, and of course Denise Gough’s phenomenal portrayal of a woman in the grips of addiction was both captivating and authentic. In fact, it was one of the best performances I have ever seen. I cannot recommend it highly enough."
'Denise Gough gives the greatest stage performance since Mark Rylance in Jerusalem[...]There is absolutely no doubt that Gough is the person, Wyndham’s the place and this play the thing to see this spring.’ ★★★★★
'Writing like this in the hands of Gough is a heady, superb and intoxicating combination.' ★★★★★
'Yes, it really is that good[...]The production grabs you by the wrist and doesn’t let go – it barely lets you draw breath.
It’s a raw, relentless performance, [Denise Gough] is onstage throughout; it's also masterfully crafted – the weight she gives each line, each glance, each little twitch, each jut of the jaw, it all contributes to this complex portrait of a woman searching for herself.'
'Denise Gough is magnificent'
★★★★ 'What makes it extraordinary is the integrity, the wit and incisiveness of Duncan Macmillan’s writing, the sensory power of Jeremy Herrin’s production, and the raw honesty of Denise Gough’s central performance[...]Her performance dignifies the West End.'
'It’s all superbly marshalled by director Jeremy Herrin, who along with designer Bunny Christie and movement coach Polly Bennett, seamlessly blends the hallucinatory and real worlds that Emma inhabits.'
'A character you can’t tear your eyes from' ★★★★
A Younger Theatre
'The depth of the piece, the empathy you feel (even if the subject matter does not initially apply to you) and the extraordinary cast simply represent theatre at its best.'
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