People, Places and Things – The Reviews

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?

"A character you can't tear your eyes from"
“A character you can’t tear your eyes from”

Chris Bennion for The Telegraph said Denise Gough’s Emma was “a character you can’t tear your eyes from.”

4star

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”

5star

Read The Standard’s full review for People Places and Things

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.”

4star

You can read Finanical Times review for People Places and Things in full here.

Denise Gough is electrifying.
Denise Gough is electrifying….this will make her a star.

For Whats On Stage Daisy Bowie-Sell said “Macmillan’s play is all about…writing that stands up and whacks you round the head”.

5star

Read the What’s On Stage review for People Places and Things in full

Time Out’s Andrzej Lukowski stated that Denise Gough [gives] “a performance that burrows into the heart, the guts, the brain, the soul.”

5star

Read Time Out’s review for People Places and Things in full

Alive
A play of intricacy, intelligence, humour and humanity.

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
Wyndhams Theatre
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

 

 

One thought on “People, Places and Things – The Reviews

  • 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.

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