Have you seen the great reviews for our Featured Show, the 40th anniversary revival of Dennis Potter’s controversial masterpiece Brimstone and Treacle, which continues at London’s Hope Theatre until 20 May 2017. A selection of some of our favourite review quotes are gathered below…
“All I want is the England I used to know. The England I remember.
I simply want the world to stop just where it is – and go back a bit. ” Intense and macabre, prophetic and darkly funny, Dennis Potter’s infamous play Brimstone and Treacle exposes the horror lurking in Middle England minds. Behind floral curtains, Mr and Mrs Bates care for their daughter, left injured and insensible following a car crash. A young visitor with a silver tongue crashes into their lives, but is he their saviour, a thief or the Devil himself?
Brimstone and Treacle was originally written as a BBC Play for Today in 1976, but was initially banned on release due to its shocking and disturbing content. Today the work’s depiction of an England as a powder keg of prejudice and fear is more relevant than ever.
The anniversary production is directed by The Hope Theatre’s Off-West End Award-winning artistic director Matthew Parker and designed by Rachael Ryan. The cast are: Olivia Beardsley, Stephanie Beattie, Fergus Leathem and Paul Clayton.