Following a hugely successful run at the National Theatre, Headlong Theatre’s gritty, bleak and darkly funny tale of addiction and redemption as seen through the eyes of actress Emma has now moved to the Wyndham’s Theatre. The reviews are in – so what did the critics think of the show’s West End transfer?
Chris Bennion for The Telegraph said Denise Gough’s Emma was “a character you can’t tear your eyes from.”
Read The Telegraph review for People Places and Things in full
Fiona Mountford for The Standard reported that “Duncan Macmillan’s gruellingly honest look at the rehab process sees Denise Gough give the greatest stage performance since Mark Rylance in Jerusalem”
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For The Financial Times, Ian Shuttleworth said “Denise Gough’s electrifying portrayal will, if there is an atom of justice in this world, make her a star.”
You can read Finanical Times review for People Places and Things in full here.
For Whats On Stage Daisy Bowie-Sell said “Macmillan’s play is all about…writing that stands up and whacks you round the head”.
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Time Out’s Andrzej Lukowski stated that Denise Gough [gives] “a performance that burrows into the heart, the guts, the brain, the soul.”
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The Stage’s Natasha Tripney described People Places and Things as a play of “intricacy, intelligence, humour and humanity…desperately eloquent about addiction, obliteration, pretence and performance – in theatre as in life.”
Read The Stage review here in full
To experience Denise Gough’s career defining performance for yourself, book tickets now for People Places and Things and tell us what you think!
People Places and Things
Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DA
Running Time 2h20m including interval
Matinee start time 2.30pm, Evening start time 7.30pm
Please note: People, Places and Things contains extremely strong language, strobe-like lighting effects and short complete lighting blackouts in the auditorium.
Booking until 18 June 2016
Outstanding. And the most truthful depiction of an addict/alcholic.. having first hand experience of someone going through this. And living with the lies deciet and theft daily… the recovery and rebuilding.. every moment i could relate to. From my partners point as an addict. And as the one supporting.