REVIEW ROUND-UP: Children of Eden at the Union Theatre

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Stephen Schwartz and John Caird’s 1991 musical is brought back to the London stage for the first time in a new production directed by Christian Durham, now playing at the Union Theatre until 10 September 2016. 

The Reviews Hub: ★★ “For those new to this holy, wholly wholesome gem, it will quite rightly be a revelation.”

Find all social media (+ production shots)  for Children of Eden & its cast on www.stagefaves.com

Find all social media (+ production shots) for Children of Eden & its cast on www.stagefaves.com

The Stage: ★★★ Mark Shenton wrote: “But even if the book remains hard to swallow in its painful earnestness, the big saving graces are the alternately gorgeous and soaring melodies that are wrapped around it.”

London Theatre 1: ★★ Terry Eastham commented: “the show itself has been expertly crafted to provide a fantastic evening’s entertainment that is definitely worth seeing.”

Musical Theatre Review: ★★ “A quarter of a century after Children of Eden flopped in the West End, the Union has once again made a revival outshine its original production.”

Jonathan Baz Reviews★★ “The relevance of Children of Eden in 2016 is debatable and this production feels slightly old fashioned where it could perhaps have been infused with an element of danger.”

British Theatre Guide: “This chamber treatment works and perhaps the straightforward honesty of what the work offers is better matched by a simple and intimate production.”

Traffic Light Theatre Goer: “An enchanting, fresh minted take on ancient tales.”

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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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