4 stars for A Season in the Congo – updated with Sunday reviews

10 A Season in the Congo – Ira Mandela Siobhan, Josépha Madoki, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Patrice Lumumba, Sandra Reid, Oliver Tida Tida. Photo by Johan Persson.

A Season in the Congo – now until 24 August!

Everybody’s talking about Joe Wright’s production of A Season in the Congo. Check out some of the reviews below…

   
Mail on Sunday


“Chiwetel Ejiofor delivers a passionate performance”
The Sunday Telegraph - read the full review here


“Astonishing, rousing, chilling… Intoxicating theatre”
The Guardian - read the full review here


“Right from the start, when the lights rise on an opened-out arena-style public space, pulsing with the rhythm and colour of an African night, we know we’re in for something special.”
Evening Standard - read the full review here


“Chiwetel Ejiofor is perfect in Joe Wright’s storming, spectacular production”
The Times 


“A searing evening of theatre”
Metro   – read the full review here


“Sprawling, vibrant, monumental”
Daily Telegraph  – read the full review here

   
“Wright’s vibrant production brims with Congolese music and dance”
The Independent – read the full review here

“A production of such colour and passion that I came out thrilled and honoured to have seen it… Chiwetel Ejiofor is absolutely amazing, superb, incredible”
Huffington Post – read the full review here

“The role of Lumumba demands greatness. Chiwetel Ejiofor delivers it… The integrity that radiates throughout his complex, powerful and tender performance suffuses the whole production.”
The Observer – read the full review here

“Haunting, electrifying”
The Independent on Sunday – read the full review here

A sharp indictment of colonialism”
Financial Times 

A Season in the Congo runs until 24 August. Tickets are available at youngvic.org.

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