Review Round Up: Sideways @St James Theatre

Rex Pickett’s stage adaptation from his beloved novel, directed by David Grindley officially opened at St James Theatre last night. Here is some of what is being said about the show so far: 


The Arts Desk: “a fun, fruity evening lacking that counterbalancing acidity.”

Londonist: *** Johnny Fox wrote: “it turns out that watching people drink expensive wine is sometimes not much more fun than watching expensive paint dry.”

Exeunt Magazine: “this play left me cold, angry and profoundly disappointed with the opposite sex.”

The Telegraph: ** Chris Bennion found: “The script bubbles with great one-liners but the whole thing lacks heart.”

The Evening Standard: **** Fiona Mountford was more enthusiastic saying: “David Grindley’s wonderfully fluid stage production re-assures at once, with its playful but confident grip on the dynamics of the various relationships on show.”

WhatsOnStage: **** Daisy Bowie-Sell was also positive about the production commenting: “David Grindley’s direction manages to keep the show – which moves a lot from place to place – right on the road.”

The Stage: ** Natasha Tripney found: “There’s some nice stuff about the disappointments that life doles out but it gets lost in amid this (Jacob’s) creaky production.”

The Guardian: ** Mark Lawson wrote: “But, despite some stinging punchlines and genuinely educative speeches about wine that should boost the interval bar takings, the corking scenes are outnumbered by those that feel corked.”

Sideways plays at St James Theatre until the 9th July. To book tickets visit: Discount, Theatre Tickets, Love, Theatre and UK


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