Saw this tonight. It's average. Nice enough staging, strong sound design by the Ringham brothers and I thought Sam Womack was good. But very am-dram style acting from some of the cast let it down. It's fine as a 4 week filler but it's not really West End standard.
Agree with the above, this was an enjoyable enough couple of hours, but completely unremarkable. I can't help feeling it's a bit crappy that some of the actors are being recast for the West End run, especially as Oliver Farnworth is billed on the poster.
I've always found it weird that no matter how realisically it's presented people always seem to laugh at alcoholics. Must be awful for the actors.
I saw this last night and I thought it was a very enjoyable play.
The best bit for me was the way they staged it and used lighting to do the flashbacks in time. I was really sceptical first as I couldn't imagine how the book can be told on the stage but it was all very cleverly done.
I knew the story but other half didn't and he couldn't guess who's done it until the end.
If I can criticise it, it would be that the "bad" person didn't become menacing enough once they were "discovered" . I remember when I red the book the final parts were scary but on stage the bad person didn't fill me with dread.
Saw this tonight and thought it worked well as a psychological thriller. I’m not familiar with the book or film to compare it.
The theatre was packed and everyone well behaved. I sat second row centre for £20 thanks to dynamic pricing. A bargain. The front row is very close with a bad angle, but from the second row you could see it all. The set is the perfect size for the stage as well.
A fast moving play, some nice twists and at 2 hours 15, this doesn’t overstay its welcome. Samantha Womack was excellent as well. Yes, it’s summer filler, but good to see something new to the West End that’s going to draw crowds for a few weeks and leave people satisfied.