TERROR – Lyric Hammersmith

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Lyric Hammersmith, London – until 15 July 2017

Booking an interactive show in which we the audience get to play the role of the jury?

Using a gimmick to cover the business of reviewing the play….?

Being fascinated by the concept of Ferdinand von Schirach’s drama much more than its actual execution?

Loving the work of Tanya Moodie too much?

Wondering whether Sean Holmes’ production is ill-suited to the space of the Lyric and whether Anna Fleischle’s design ends up feeling way too remote?

Finding any mention of the German legal system dull?
Honest…

Being fascinated by the moral conundrum that makes up the meat of the play but pretty much confident of how I would vote from the outset?

Does Terror make a courtroom drama theatrically exciting?

Will you still end up being somewhat entertained regardless?

How will you decide?

PS I’d be most interested to hear the final statistics on the verdicts, I can’t imagine it going any other way than it did tonight…

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Since 2003, Ian Foster has been writing reviews of plays, sometimes with a critical element, on his blog Ought to Be Clowns, which has been listed as one of the UK's Top Ten Theatre Blogs by Lastminute.com, Vuelio and Superbreak. He averages more than 350+ shows a year. He says: "Call me a reviewer, a critic or a blogger, and you will apparently put someone or other's nose out of joint! So take it or leave it, essentially this is my theatrical diary, recording everything I go to see at the theatre in London and beyond, and venturing a little into the worlds of music and film/TV where theatrical connections can be made."
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Since 2003, Ian Foster has been writing reviews of plays, sometimes with a critical element, on his blog Ought to Be Clowns, which has been listed as one of the UK's Top Ten Theatre Blogs by Lastminute.com, Vuelio and Superbreak. He averages more than 350+ shows a year. He says: "Call me a reviewer, a critic or a blogger, and you will apparently put someone or other's nose out of joint! So take it or leave it, essentially this is my theatrical diary, recording everything I go to see at the theatre in London and beyond, and venturing a little into the worlds of music and film/TV where theatrical connections can be made."

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