The Emperor – Reviews

Colin Teevan’s adaptation of Ryszard Kapuściński’s The Emperor has opened with a bang. Walter Meierjohann’s stunning production runs at the Young Vic through until 24 Sept, before heading to HOME in Manchester. Catch the latest reviews below and find out what audiences have been saying.

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Kathryn Hunter in The Emperor, at the Young Vic. Photo by Simon Annand.

★★★★★
“Colin Teevan’s perfect adaptation. Kathryn Hunter spellbinds. The triumph is shared by everybody involved.”
The Arts Desk- read the full review here.

★★★★
“Intriguing and unsettling – Hunter’s presence is mesmeric”
The Evening Standard – read the full review here.

★★★★
“The Emperor’ is a study in love – it’s also incredibly moving.”
Time Out – read the full review here.

★★★★
“The astonishing shape-shifting Kathryn Hunter – in this shrewd and resonant account of Haile Selassie’s fall from grace.”
The Guardian – read the full review here.

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Kathryn Hunter and Temesgen Zeleke in The Emperor, at the Young Vic. Photo by Simon Annand.

★★★★
“A tour de force performance from Kathryn Hunter”
Financial Times- read the full review here.

★★★★
“A great actor in action.  Kathryn Hunter is one of the best.  A richly absorbing hour.”
What’s on Stage – read the full review here.

“A production that will stay with me for life”
Matthew Paris, The Times – read the full article here.

Head to our facebook page to take a look at more production photos.

For tickets and information on the HOME season head to their website.

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