Sea Wall by Simon Stephens starring Andrew Scott and directed by our very own Joint Artistic Director George Perrin played for just seven performances on the opposite side of the river to our Aldwych home.
The critics and twitics were in a plenty so here’s a wee round up of what they had to say:
‘An absorbing, profoundly human and disproportionately powerful miniature, pungent with pure joy and the salty tang of despair.’ ★★★★ The Times (paywall)
‘Andrew Scott plays Sea Wall like jazz. Takes a fine-tuned text and blitzes it up until you can’t see what it’s doing, you can only keep up.‘ @matttrueman
‘The moments of brutality come through clearly, but its the moments of collective laughter which come before which give Sea Wall its shattering humanity.’ ★★★★★ Exeunt
‘I’m gonna hold on to this one for a while. Andrew Scott is simply brilliant. #SeaWallPlay @ntShed’ @emylie
‘Director George Perrin, of Paines Plough, leaves Scott’s extraordinary performance unadorned – with bare stage and house lights up. The clarity of Stephens’ vision and Scott’s understanding of the text means even when Alex cannot bring himself to say things, silence and gestures fill in the gaps. Remarkable.’ ★★★★ Metro
‘Sometimes, just once in a while, you see something that you know you’ll never forget: Andrew Scott, Seawall @painesplough @NationalTheatre’ – @gregorynash_bc