FEATURED SHOW: The Long Road South at the King’s Head, Reviews are in!

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Have you seen the reviews for our current Featured Show, Paul Minx‘s new play The Long Road South, starring Michael Brandon and Imogen Stubbs? Plenty of comparisons are being made with Tennessee Williams… Scroll down for links and pull quotes from some of our favourite reviews.

After a successful first outing as part of the So and So Arts Club’s Hopeful Rep season at the Hope Theatre last August, this Offie-nominated drama has transferred to the King’s Head Theatre for a strictly limited season until 30 January 2016.

Set in Indiana 1965 during the long, hot summer of the civil rights movement, the world and that of the Price family is about to change. Their two domestic workers, Grace and Andre, intend to collect their wages and head South to join the voting rights marches. And the Price family – Jake, Carol Ann and their teenage Lolita – are each determined to make them stay.

Laced with wit and bitter irony, The Long Road South tells the story of how a man is forced to confront his demons and go to the lengths of his being to find out who he is and get what’s rightly his.

In addition to Brandon and Stubbs, the cast includes Krissi Bohn, Cornelius McCarthy and Lydea Perkins. The show is directed by Sarah Jane Berger and produced by King William Productions.

Writer Paul Minx explains the autobiographical nature of The Long Road South:

“The play tells the story of an African-American man who helped raised me. He was gentle, religious and angry – all at the same time. He wanted to be part of the American civil rights movement but never found the personal courage to march or get involved. He didn’t think he was good enough. He was brought down by the ‘day-to-day racism’ – the constant reminders African-Americans received that they weren’t as good as whites. This is the hardest prejudice to fight and it ate away at his soul. I wrote the play as a testament to him.”

Reviews

★★★★ – MY THEATRE MATES
Terry Eastham > Caroline Hanks-Farmer: “Really compelling… Superb acting… A fascinating play”
★★★★ – WEST END WILMA
Carolin Koppilin: “Witty… A compelling production with an outstanding cast”
★★★★ – LONDON THEATRE
Chris Omaweng: “A tour-de-force narrative”
★★★★ – REVIEWS HUB
Stephen Bates: “A striking piece of new writing… Impeccable performances”
★★★★ – PLAYS TO SEE
Hannah Connell: “Krissi Bohn burns brightest as the passionate aspiring writer and maid, Grace”
★★★★ – LONDON PUB THEATRES
Sian Rowland: “Thought-provoking and challenging”
UK THEATRE NETWORK
Clare Brotherwood: “Cornelius Macarthy plays all facets of (Andre)’s personality in a beautifully executed performance… Krissi Bohn brings great passion to the role of Grace… A journey worth taking”
A YOUNGER THEATRE
Fergus Morgan: “You’d be forgiven for thinking that The Long Road South was another rediscovered Arthur Miller play. Paul Minx, like Miller, has a real talent for capturing a captivating air of authenticity… Minx’s characters are rich, full of detail and utterly real… Absorbing throughout.”
EVERYTHING THEATRE
Sally Hayes: “Tightly plotted and thoroughly enjoyable… Dazzling dialogue… an excellent play”
STAGE REVIEW
Anne Cox: “Superb performances… (Michael) Brandon and (Imogen) Stubbs are immensely watchable”
BLOG OF THEATRE THINGS
Liz Dyer: “Often unexpectedly funny [but]… a serious and heartfelt depiction of race, religion and family values in 1960s America”
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Deciding which shows to see can be difficult - and expensive. We want you to see great shows without breaking the bank. So we'll try to regularly draw your attention to ticket offers, provided via our ticket supplier Encore, that we think are worth snapping up.

Why buy through My Theatre Mates? Encore is one of the UK's leading ticket agents and you can buy your tickets through them - and myriad other outlets - at the same price as you can here. However, if you buy through the Mates, the 10% commission that we earn on the transaction will go towards keeping this free service running.

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