INCOGNITO - knockout success at HighTide and Live

Having opened to national critical acclaim at HighTide last month, we’ve now also completed a fantastic longer run at Live in Newcastle before heading to Oxford this week. So thought it was high time for a quick run-down of what the press have been saying about Incognito so far: “Payne keeps us constantly engaged, both emotionally and intellectually” The Guardian (****)

“Groundbreaking” The Telegraph (****)

“This is shiningly brilliant, a meditation on neuroscience, memory, deception, heredity and identity: alive with compassion and wonder, streaked with intelligent humour” Theatre Cat, Libby Purves (*****)

“Throughout I was engaged by the stories, swept along by the writing and convinced by the performers” What’s On Stage (****)

“We need more playwrights like Nick Payne … An intelligent, ambitious work” The Observer (****)

“an ambitious, era-hopping portrait of neuropsychologists, their patients and personal relationships” The Times (****)

“combines complexity and compelling storytelling to memorable effect.” The Journal, Newcastle (****)

“a kaleidoscope of fast moving action, thoughts, ideas and situations” Remote Goat (****)

“Nothing prepares you for its explosion onto the stage and the alluring flood of ideas that follows a healthy cast of characters, all immaculately played by Sargon Yelda, Amelia Lowdell, Paul Hickey and Alison O’Donnell” What’s Peen Seen (*****)

“Joe Murphy’s impressive production sees a fine cast jumping from character to character and between polarised emotional states with ease” The Stage

“The play can only enhance Nick Payne’s reputation as one of Britain’s best young writers, and that of nabokov and HighTide as innovative producers of new work” In Suffolk

 “a searching meditation on the vital importance memory plays in our lives and also in the construction of our very selves” There Ought To Be Clowns

Not forgetting, of course, more brilliant audience feedback from our Newcastle audiences:

“Amazing performances, great sound design and incredible script! The characters were so compelling and such an interesting concept. So much in there I feel like I might need to see it 7 times to process it all!”

“I was thoroughly entertained throughout. I found it gritty and real, and uniquely abstract.”

“Humour and reflection acted with aplomb. Superb.”

“Loved how real it all felt.”

“Absolutely amazing. Raised interesting and difficult ideas without simplifying or trying to present an answer. Great acting, so many compelling characters in a short space of time.”

You can catch us at The North Wall, Oxford, from tonight to 10th May, and then at the Bush in London from the 14th May – 21st June.  We hope to see you soon!

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