REVIEW ROUND-UP: Bug at Found111

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James Norton and Kate Fleetwood star in this revival of Tracey Letts’ play exploring two people on the edge – but were the critics on the edge of their seats? Bug continues at Found111, Charing Cross Road, until 7 May 2016.

The Guardian★★★ Lyn Gardner found: “while Norton and Fleetwood are both individually good, their relationship doesn’t have the incendiary whiff necessary for it to catch alight and make you really care about them.”

Radio Times: Tony Peters was enthusiastic saying: “The intimacy between cast and audience adds an extra frisson and, in the end, you really can’t imagine this play being performed anywhere else.”

The Upcoming★★★ Edward Till wrote: “Bug makes for an imperfect but memorable experience.”

The Reviews Hub★★★★ Scott Matthewman was also impressed saying: “Norton’s measured performance elicits sympathy even as his character begins to reveal his fractures.”

Londonist★★★ Stuart Black commented that: “As a study of troubled people at the bottom of the food chain Bug lacks insight and subtlety, but as a creepy exploitation chiller it just about does the job.”

Jonathan Baz.com : ***** Will Clarkson described the play as: “a thrilling piece with universal themes that strike relevant chords for a modern audience and here is performed with real panache by a top-notch cast.”

The Telegraph: **** Dominic Cavendish said: “The US playwright shows in microcosm how ‘cult’ mentalities and loyalties take hold.”

Bug is on at Found 111, along Charing Cross Road until the 7th May. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://found111.co.uk/bug/. 

 

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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.
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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.

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