★★★★ for Ivo van Hove’s Song from Far Away

Eelco Smits in Song from Far Away. Photo by Jan Versweyveld.

Eelco Smits in Song from Far Away. Photo by Jan Versweyveld.

The reviews are coming in for Song from Far Away written by Simon Stephens with music and lyrics by Mark Eitzel. Read below to find out what the critics think and click here to see the amazing audience response so far.

★★★★
“Simon Stephens’s first original work at the Young Vic is meticulous”
The Independent – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Dreamlike and deeply unsettling … exquisitely matched by Jan Versweyveld’s set and lighting”
The Times – read the full review here.

★★★★
“A frail, gorgeous monologue – Smits is splendid – wryly charismatic, brimming with confusion and long-suppressed feeling”
Time Out – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Van Hove distills his staging to the heart”
Financial Times – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Smits’s performance is a tour de force”
The Observer – read the full review here.

“Mesmerising…“Song” finds Ivo van Hove and Simon Stephens illuminating each other’s surgical skills for dissecting the fractured human heart.”
New York Times – read the full review here.

Take a look at the trailer below:

Song from Far Away runs at the Young Vic until 19 Sept. Tickets from £10. For more info: www.youngvic.org/whats-on/song-from-far-away
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Get to know Eelco Smits. Follow the link and check out his responses to our 11 Questions.

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