It’s always a wonderful feeling to get audiences back in our building after the summer break, and it’s even better when the reviews for the first show of the autumn are glowing! Sleuth had its press night on Tue 13 Sep, and it’s got our Sweet Vengeance Season off to a flying start!
“Sleuth entertains at many levels. Best not to miss it.”
The Nottingham Post full of praise for the “highly entertaining Wiltshire manor house set“ and the “outstanding“ performances. “James Alexandrou’s Tindle is given just the right amount of seediness.“ Miles Richardson’s exuberant performance as Andrew Wyke was deemed “a joy to watch.“
“A wish fulfilment fantasy of the Leave campaign”
Exeunt Magazine’s review recognized that despite being written and set in the 1970s, Sleuth still has the ability to highlight contemporary issues. “Giles Croft’s production finds some pleasing post-Brexit resonance in the desperate attempts of a nostalgic, insulated nob to forestall his own obsolescence.“ There was also praise for Miles Richardson’s performance: “Richardson… is the perfect fit for Andrew…[he] has a ball in a role that demands virtuosity and variety.“
“Arch and crafty”
The Stage highlighted the complex, 1970s inspired setting in their review: “The real star of the evening is Barney George’s brilliant set.“
“A sure fire hit” ★★★★★
East Midlands Theatre said “Director Giles Croft keeps the action fun and tight throughout and Shaffer’s 1970’s script is faithfully adhered to in tone and design.“ There was also praise for our two young local actors, Oli Smith and Ed Boot. “Both actors are a credit to the professional stage and their performances tonight reveal hidden talents and arresting performances.“
the view from twitter
We’ve also had some great audience responses to Sleuth on social media – if you’ve seen it, share your view with us too!