Emma Rice’s production based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips is now playing at Shakespeare’s Globe until 11 September 2016. But what have critics said about it?
Evening Standard: ★★★★ Fiona Mountford found that: “It’s played a little too much for laughs and the storytelling tends to the meandering, but what wins us round each time is the fact that the piece is brimful of heart.”
The Independent: ★★★★ Paul Taylor wrote: “the sheer verve of the ensemble should delight punters of all ages, from about 9 upwards.”
Broadway World: ★★★★★ “A special story told in a special place – without a doubt, this is the feel-good hit of the summer.”
Time Out: ★★★ “But somehow, there’s enough silliness, jazz and heartwarming sap to jolly us through to a joyful ending that’s more than just tickety boo.”
The Stage: ★★★★ Mark Shenton commented: “a gripping, moving portrait of a community under siege.”
The Upcoming: ★★★★ “If you have not seen any of Rice’s productions and want to watch something different and entertaining, this is certainly the one.”