2ND MAY 1997 Review Highlights

Well, pretty much all the reviews are now in, so here's a round-up of the best bits:

“Playwright Jack Thorne elegantly refracts the early hours of Blair through three very different relationships...A superb 90 minutes.”
**** Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard

“George Perrin's beautifully acted production…an evening of gorgeous, understated naturalism that captures one historic night.”
**** Claire Allfree, Metro

"Rising playwright Jack Thorne takes us back in time with such quiet profundity and verve you get a burst of inspiration to match the uplift of those distant days."
**** Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph

"[Phoebe Waller-Bridge] She’s good, very good, very good indeed."

**** Benedict Nightingale, The Times

"The acting is impeccable in George Perrin’s production, performed on a catwalk stage replete with segueing double bed...the dialogue is rich in character detail and shines a spotlight on some humble but significant untold stories from the night a nation dared to dream."
**** Theo Bosquet, Whatsonstage.com

“I'd happily see more of any of Thorne's one-night bedfellows, especially when they perform this well.”

**** Caroline McGinn, Time Out

"Not only are the two young actors very good but the mood oscillates between optimism and sadness as if to suggest that Labour's bright new dawn would eventually give way to the disillusionment of reality."
*** Michael Billington, The Guardian

“Catches the poignancy of hope and disillusion … beautifully delivered in George Perrin’s delicate production.
*** Sarah Hemming, Financial Times

“Beautifully, tenderly directed in a traverse staging by George Perrin…and superbly acted by veterans and debutants alike, this is an outstanding compelling 90 minutes.”

Carole Woddis, ReviewsGate