Phoebe Eclair-Powell’s new and modern interpretation of Medea has made its world premiere at the Soho Theatre. But according to critics is it worth a watch?
The Guardian: ***Lyn Gardner wrote: “Hannah Hauer-King’s slick production has plenty to grip and a rising tension – even if it fails to address holes in the script.”
A Younger Theatre: “as thought provoking and intelligent a play as you would hope to see from this upcoming talent.”
Evening Standard: **** Fiona Mountford commented that: “There’s much to admire — and director Hannah Hauer-King must take her share of the credit for a stylish and fluid in-the-round production — not least the deft deployment of a five-strong cast.”
The Stage: ** Tim Bano found that: “There’s some interesting material and ideas here, but they’re undermined by the choral exposition and underdeveloped characters.”
The Reviews Hub: *** (half) “When the story is allowed to speak for itself, Fury becomes an excellent psychological drama filled with subtleties and complex damaged characters that command and deserve the audience’s full attention.”
The Upcoming: ***** “An absolute triumph and a must-see.”
Time Out: ** “Sarah Ridgeway digs deep in the lead role, suggesting a youthful energy made dangerous by desperate circumstance. I believed in and cared about her Sam enough to wish she was in a better play.”
British Theatre Guide: “While Fury does raise questions about where and how responsibility is to be apportioned, it does not begin to address how Sam might be helped to help herself: how cycles might be broken.”
Fury will play at the Soho Theatre until the 30th July. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/fury/.