REVIEW ROUND-UP: Wild at Hampstead Theatre

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Mike Bartlett’s new play has officially opened at the Hampstead Theatre, where it runs 16 July 2016. What have critics been saying about it? 

The Guardian: ★★★★ Michael Billington wrote: “Even if the play is not perfect, it is excellently directed by James Macdonald and acted with great finesse.”

The Telegraph: ★★★★ Dominic Cavendish said: “Even if it’s not wholly successful, Wild confirms him as a playwright impressively willing to wrestle with the big questions of our time and, in its closing stages it delivers the year’s most sensational coup de théâtre.”

Evening Standard: ★★ Henry Hitchings wasn’t so impressed saying: “The production’s wizardry can’t compensate for the limpness of the writing.”

The Times: ★★★★ “It’s not a journey, or a story. It’s a ride, as in funfair. It’s the Mike Bartlett Wild Ride ride.”

The Upcoming: ★★★★ “Wild is a piece of theatrical machinery that knows no limits and truly flips the story on its head.”

Time Out: ★★★ “a short, maddening, enjoyable three-hander that takes the basics of the Edward Snowden story and then goes somewhere very strange with it.”

Variety.com: “Wild feels like a stage direction with a play tacked on.”

LondonTheatre.co.uk: ★★★ “Designer Miriam Buether delivers a coup de theatre that provides an astonishing denouement to the play.”

There Ought to be Clowns: “Nail-bitingly intense and breathlessly exciting, go Wild.”

 

 

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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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