Jane Horrocks stars in this part gig and part dance piece that features music by The Smiths and The Human League. But is it worth making a song and dance out of?
The Guardian: *** Lyn Gardner found that: “Break down its individual parts and this is a technically impressive, slick hour, but it springs few surprises.”
The Independent:** Zoe Anderson wasn’t impressed saying: “These songs weren’t part of my adolescence, but If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me doesn’t show me why they were so important to hers.”
WhatsOnStage: *** Matt Trueman described it as: “a kind of non-narrative jukebox musical.”
Time Out: *** Siobhan Murphy wrote: “Horrocks reliving her teen fandom is engaging up to a point, but the show really needed a clearer direction to make it feel like more than just a fleeting hour of entertainment.”
The Telegraph: ****Mark Monahan was impressed: “one of the crispest and kookiest hours of entertainment you’re likely to encounter all year, and oddly elating in the way that only expertly delivered tragedy can be.”
The Upcoming: **** Georgie Cowan-Turner commented: “If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me is an explosive hour. It captivates and invigorates, leaving its audience with a fire and a determination. It is a must-see.”
The Arts Desk.com: Matthew Wright summed the show up by saying: “Horrocks gave moving and intense renditions of some powerful songs, but the whole piece didn’t really become more than a slightly aimless curiosity.”
If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me appears at the Young Vic Theatre until the 16th April. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/if-you-kiss-me-kiss-me.