Review Round Up: Salt, Royal Court Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Selina Thompson’s award winning play, now playing at the Royal Court Theatre.

(c)Johan Persson.

The Times: ***** “Sinewy, poetic and profound, this plunges deep into the experience of being black and British and of being descended from enslaved people.”

WhatsOnStage: ***** “It’s a heavy story made endurable by Rose’s grounded performance, small breaths of humour, and by the strength of the writing itself; if Rose can – must – go through this journey of racism and imperialism, so can we.”

The Arts Desk: **** “wonderfully conveys the search for home, and even if its idealistic evocation of daily life in Jamaica might strike some as exaggerated, the piece finishes with an apt sense of healing and redemptive understanding.”

The Upcoming: ***** “Rose – given the unenviable task of stepping into the shoes of the person who went on the journey, wrote the play and then performed it hundreds of times – exudes a calm confidence and control, even in moments of anger and duress.”

The Reviews Hub: **** “This lyrical production of salt.Is something to savour even if the aftertaste of its themes and content cannot be anything but a demanding and challenging theatrical work.”

Evening Standard: **** “it blends the high seriousness of a moral essay with a vivid, intimate style of storytelling and an unsparingly raw brand of humour.”

British Theatre Guide: “This is a lovely piece of writing, expertly delivered and could well have many viewers in tears as well as raptures.”

Salt continues to play at the Royal Court Theatre until the 1st June.

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