This European premiere production of Jordan Tannahill’s play is now playing at the Finborough Theatre. Here is what critics have been saying about it:
The Stage: **** “an exquisitely weighted, socially engaged drama.”
WhatsOnStage: **** “A dinner-party from hell, then, but a show that serves up plenty of food for thought.”
The Times: **** “Dinner party from hell serves up full gamut of human emotions.”
Broadway World: **** “Tannahill’s work draws attention to the dangers of bullying, and his tale is an affecting portrait of the aftermath of teenage suicide.”
London Theatre1: ***** “a timely and timeless meditation on a parent’s struggle to comprehend the monstrous and unknown in their child.”
Theatre Guide London: “Yale also deserves credit for guiding his excellent cast to the level of sensitive playing that allows the audience to discover the play’s psychological insights without having them overly telegraphed or spoon-fed.”
Carn’s Theatre Passion: ***** ” the combination of excellent writing, acting, the intimacy of the setting and theatre itself, I lost great chunks of time, completely involved in the story.”
Rewrite This Story: **** “Late Company is more relevant now than ever and the entire company manages to bring the issues forward in a stunning way.”
Radio Times: **** “Late Company is a gripping, devastating critique of societal and parental hypocrisy in the digital age.”
The Independent: **** “This is theatre in its purest form: a cathartic cleansing. You enter the space, weep for 85 minutes and then reemerge a better, more rounded individual.”
Jonathan Baz Reviews: **** “Not an easy night at the theatre, but Late Company makes for compelling, essential drama.”
One year after the suicide of their teenage son, Debora and Michael sit down to dinner with their son’s bully and his parents.
Closure is on the menu, but accusations are the main course as good intentions are gradually stripped away to reveal layers of parental, sexual, and political hypocrisy – at a dinner party where grief is the loudest guest.
Late Company continues to play at the Finborough Theatre until the 20th May. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions/2017/late-company.php.