Review Round Up: Hymn at the Almeida Theatre

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We round up the reviews for Lolita Chakrabarti’s new play, starring Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani.  

The Guardian: ★★★★ “Sapani and Lester inhabit this stage so fully that they bring this small story, of two men becoming friends, fully to life. It is an odd bromance, but its risks pay off.”

Broadway World: ★★★★ “In some ways, Hymn could become a series of plays: the richness of characters even unseen and barely sketched out has potential and intrigue – Louis, Benny’s son with a political conscience, for one.”

Evening Standard: ★★★★ “McIntyre captures the thrill of live performance, from two actors at the top of their game.”

British Theatre Guide:Hymn’s strong suit lies in its sensitive depiction of two very human beings, while the plotting helps to illuminate their characters, even if it does sometimes stretch credibility a little further than some might like.”

Classy Buzz: “Sapani and Lester inhabit this stage so absolutely that they bring about this small story, of two males changing into buddies, absolutely to life. It’s an odd bromance, however its dangers repay.”

Hymn will be live streamed to 21 February 2021.

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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
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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