Robert Askins’s play transfers to London’s Vaudeville Theatre, starring Harry Melling, Jemima Rooper and Janie Dee. But what have opinions for the show been like?
The Guardian: ** Michael Billington wrote that: “it strikes me as a coarse, crude satire.”
The Stage: * Mark Shenton found that: “The production is slow to ignite and quick to expire.”
Love London Love Culture: “it is an intelligent, angry and hilarious piece of work that will appeal to people with a certain sense of humour.”
The Reviews Hub: *** Maryam Philpott said: “It’s one that is probably going to split audiences; it’s certainly vulgar and consciously outrageous.”
The Evening Standard: ** Fiona Mountford commented: “The only hope of salvation for Moritz von Stuelpnagel’s production is for the five actors to go at this muddle with terrific energy and manic conviction and this, to their credit, they do.”
WhatsOnStage: **** Michael Coveney summed the show up calling it : “the funniest and filthiest puppet glove punch-up I’ve ever seen.”
West End Wilma: *** “Hand To God is a good, fun show with some great performances and a beautiful set design.”
West End Frame: **** Andrew Tomlins was enthusiastic saying: “As long as you’re in the right frame of mind, Hand To God is a lot of fun. It’s shallow, silly and absolutely bonkers!”
British Theatre.com: **** Emily Hardy wrote: “It’s utter filth but, in actuality, Hand to God is about more than foul-mouthed sock-puppets; as with Sesame Street, Book of Mormon, Avenue Q and The Little Shop of Horrors, there’s substance to it – a lesson to be learnt.”
Hand to God is booking at the Vaudeville Theatre until the 11th June. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.