The world premiere of this new play, written and directed by Gary Sinyor runs at the Arts Theatre until the 14th May. But is it as great as it makes out to be or should it disappear quietly?
WhatsOnStage: **Jane Kemp found: “Sadly, Sinyor’s concept is stretched much too thinly to sustain a show of this length, and despite everyone’s best efforts, this falls far short of a divine comedy.”
Evening Standard: * Henry Hitchings wasn’t impressed saying: “a handful of vigorous performances can’t stop NotMoses feeling like a wildly overextended five-minute comedy stretch.”
The Telegraph: * Chris Bennion agreed writing: “If, as Sinyor says in his programme notes, we all need to learn to laugh at God, this certainly isn’t the place to start.”
Time Out:** Dave Calhoun summed the production up saying: “the humour in ‘NotMoses’ is haphazard and forced.”
Broadway World.com: Gary Naylor said: “The problem – and it’s a big one – is the script, which just isn’t funny enough to keep the whole thing afloat.”
The Stage: * Mark Shenton thought: “In fact, the whole production is performed on one level – that of shouty hysteria, while never becoming hysterically funny.”
Overall Verdict: lacking in a strong script that means that the jokes tend to come across as flat.
NotMoses is on at the Arts Theatre until the 14th May. To find out for yourself what it is like book tickets through: Discount Theatre.com, Ticketmaster.co.uk, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk,Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.