Wild: ★★★★ from The Times

Posted on 21 June 2016.

Posted in: Announcements

Wild: ★★★★ from The Times

'Bartlett’s new play is not a journey, or a story. This is a ride — a funfair ride'

by ann treneman, the times

 

'Mike Bartlett was asked recently which three words he would use to describe his new play, Wild. Typically, he gave just one word which was, er, “wild”. So let me help him out. How about “ride”? Because that, really, is what this is. It’s not a journey, or a story. It’s a ride, as in funfair. It’s the Mike Bartlett Wild Ride ride.'

'What is real and what is not? Bartlett starts to play with the reality we see. Andrew is visited by a woman named George and a man named George. The woman, played by Caoilfhionn Dunne, has a wide toothy grin and a face that is so mobile it might as well have a scooter. I found her a joy to watch.'

'This play takes Snowden as its starting point, but then charts its own territory, although Bartlett has much to say about our new world without rules'

'James Macdonald, who directs with good pacing throughout, builds the tension nicely until we are left wondering just what it is we have seen.'

'So here’s the third word to describe this play: fascinating.'

To read the full review please click here to visit The Times online.

BOOK TICKETS

Back to top
Latest from Twitter:
  • Hampstead Theatre @Hamps_Theatre

    🚨 Calling all Lighting Extraordinaires 🚨 We're looking for an exceptional individual to deliver all lighting, sou… https://t.co/5uJ9znX0Sv

    5 days ago
  • Hampstead Theatre @Hamps_Theatre

    In light of the recently announced lockdown, we regretfully confirm that rest of the programmed run of The Dumb Wai… https://t.co/GKxHkOXkZC

    1 months ago
  • Hampstead Theatre @Hamps_Theatre

    Thank you for all your support and encouragement this year. We can’t wait to see you in 2021 - until then, take car… https://t.co/fJrQPyG8hL

    1 months ago

KEEPING YOU SAFE AT HAMPSTEAD

1 Social Distanced 2

SOCIAL DISTANCING

2 Reduced Audience Capacity 1

REDUCED AUDIENCE CAPACITY

3 MASKS REQUIRED 1

FACE MASKS REQUIRED

4 TEMPERATURE CHECKS2

TEMPERATURE CHECKS

5 STATE OF THE ART VENTILATION2

START OF THE ART VENTILATION

6 ENHANCED CLEANING2

ENHANCED CLEANING

7 CONTACTLESS TICKETS2

CONTACTLESS TICKETS

8 HAND SANITIZING STATIONS 1

HAND SANITIZING STATIONS

9 CASHLESS PAYMENT3

CASHLESS PAYMENT