It takes quite a play to bring tears to my eyes but, then, The Play About My Dad – set around the true stories of those who experienced Hurricane Katrina – is quite a piece of writing.
‘Funny, heartfelt, enthralling & devastating’: THE PLAY ABOUT MY DAD – Jermyn Street Theatre ★★★★
The Play About My Dad is a force of nature itself, blowing conventional storytelling out of the window. Poignant and heartbreaking, the hurricane is used as a framing device to tell the story of fathers and their children who are torn apart by words and deeds.
FEATURED SHOW: The Play about My Dad at Jermyn Street Theatre, ★★★★ reviews are in!
American playwright’s autobiographical The Play About My Dad, based on her experience in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, has just received its European premiere at London’s Jermyn Street Theatre, where its limited season continues until the 21 July 2018. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights from this “extraordinarily moving” production – as well as the show’s trailer (also moving). Have a look – and then get booking!
‘Coaxes out the emotional truth’: THE PLAY ABOUT MY DAD – Jermyn Street Theatre ★★★★
As much a memoir as a chronicle of the people of Mississippi, Boo Killebrew’s meta-narrative The Play About My Dad is a nod in the direction of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
‘Diverting if sometimes puzzling’: THE WAR HAS NOT YET STARTED – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★
The second of a brace of plays running in rep at the Southwark Playhouse, Russian writing star, Mikhai Durnenkov’s The War Has Not Yet Started – featuring Mark Quartley, Sarah Hadland and Hannah Britland – is quirky and unsettling.