★★★★ “Wonder-inducing, inspiring, pulls out all the stops” | Reviews for Life of Galileo

The reviews are coming in thick and fast for Life of Galileo. This stunning production by BAFTA award-winning film director Joe Wright sees Brendan Cowell star as Galileo with original music by The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands and out-of-this-world projections by 59 Productions.

Check out the reviews below and read what our audiences have been saying so far on Storify.

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★★★★
“Wonder-inducing, inspiring, pulls out all the stops”
The Telegraph | Read the full review

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“Joe Wright’s take on Brecht is inventive and absorbing”
The Evening Standard | Read the full review

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“Brendan Cowell is magnificent in the title role”
The Independent | Read the full review

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“This is a trip, and a good one at that.”
Time Out | Read the full review

★★★★
“Joe Wright’s visually stunning production”
What’sOnStage | Read the full review

Life of Galileo runs in the Young Vic Main House until 1 July 2017, make sure to snap up your tickets now.

Want more? Catch a behind the scene look at the cast in rehearsals, and production photography of the company on Lizzie Clachan’s phenomenal set.

Life of Galileo at the Young Vic. Photo by Leon Puplett Projections by 59 Productions (2)

Life of Galileo at the Young Vic. Photo by Leon Puplett, projections by 59 Productions.

🌟🌟🌟🌟 “Deviant and dazzlingly imaginative” | A Midsummer Night’s Dream reviews

Director Joe Hill-Gibbins has teamed up with designer Johannes Schütz (Three Sisters) to dive into the subconscious of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, giving us a nightmarish #YVDream that everyone’s talking about.

See what the critics, press night guests and audiences alike have been saying in our round-up below.

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John Dagleish and Jemima Rooper as Lysander and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo by Keith Pattison.

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“Lust and violence are never far away. Delves into the collective unconscious.”
The Guardian | Read the full review here

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“Deviant and dazzlingly imaginative”
The Independent | Read the full review here

 

“I loved so much about last night. All one wants is for people to speak with their souls present, and to remind us that this language and the contradiction of peoples’ personalities shines across 500 years.”
– Fiona Shaw

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Check out what else audiences have been saying over on our Storify and catch #YVDream while tickets last at Young Vic until 1 April .

★★★★ “Stealthy, absorbing” | Reviews for The Nest

The Young Vic’s co-production with the Lyric Theatre, Belfast is a fable about the moral and environmental cost of our materialistic nesting instincts.

Conor McPherson has written a powerful new version of Franz Xaver Kroetz’s German classic.

Read the latest reviews below and find out what our audiences have been saying so far.

★★★★
“Stealthy, absorbing – Ian Rickson’s production throbs with tension and fear”
The Times | Read the full review

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“A quiet and immensely touching production – Kinlan is tremendous”
Financial Times | Read the full review

“A potent production with a brooding original score by PJ Harvey”
Evening Standard | Read the full review

“Nuanced performances from Caoilfhionn Dunne and Laurence Kinlan”
The Telegraph | Read the full review

“The Nest’s environmental message couldn’t be more topical”
The Guardian | Read the full review

“Immaculately directed by Rickson”
Time Out | Read the full review

Babes in Arms performance

Here at the Young Vic we’re opening our doors to those with little ones on 25 November 11.30am. The actors will be aware that there may be additional noise from the auditorium and the house lights will remain up throughout. Find out more or book now.

The Nest runs at the Young Vic until 26 November. Check out more photos from the production. For tickets and more information head to youngvic.org.

“An extraordinary theatrical triumph” ★★★★★ for Yerma

Billie Piper (Her) in Yerma at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson

Billie Piper (Her) in Yerma at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.

Simon Stone’s radically modern adaptation of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece has received incredible feedback. Yerma runs through until 24 Sept. Find out what audiences have been saying.

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“An extraordinary theatrical triumph”
The Times – read the full review.

★★★★★
“A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic”
“from Billie Piper a central performance of such devastating emotional force that I wasn’t surprised to discover myself still visibly shaking from its effects on the Tube afterwards.”
The Independent – read the full review.

★★★★★
“What’s remarkable about Stone’s interpretation is its combination of technical rigour and moments of deeply uncomfortable humour. “
“It’s the quality of the performances that makes this a riveting hundred minutes, and Billie Piper is on raw, ferocious, spellbinding form.”
The Evening Standard – read the full review.

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“Billie Piper is astonishing – everything about this production is on-point”
iNews – read the full review.

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“Brilliantly staged by the author and impeccably acted throughout, it is a triumph”
“Ms Piper’s gut-wrenching performance in the best play I have seen this year that will remain indelibly stamped upon my heart”

The Sun – read the full review.

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“Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca”
The Observer – read the full review 

★★★★★
“Brutal yet ferociously funny”
Metro

★★★★★
“This is unmissable, for the brilliant performances, the astonishing set-changes and the music”
Mail on Sunday

★★★★
“Lizzie Clachan’s design is a reminder that the Young Vic is a place where theatre magic happens”
Time Out – read the full review.

★★★★
“A sharply witty, slangily modern updating – you can’t take your eyes off Billie Piper”
The Daily Mail – read the full review.

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“Piper gives a devastatingly powerful performance”
The Daily Telegraph – read the full review

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“An electrifying theatrical experience”
Daily Express – read the full review

“Merciless and mesmerizing”
The New York Times – read the full review

★★★★
“Wonderfully bold and sensitive writing and direction from Simon Stone”
The Sunday Times – read the full review

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“Brendan Cowell brings great sympathy to the role of duffer husband John, Charlotte Randle is skittishly appealing as accidentally fertile sister Mary and many of the show’s swiftly diminishing moments of humour come from Maureen Beattie’s inspired Helen, the women’s no-nonsense mother.”
Financial Times – read the full review 

★★★★
“Splendidly acted on Lizzie Clachan’s elegant minimalist set”
Sunday Express – read the full review

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

“Explosive and mesmerising” ★★★★★ for Blue/Orange

Luke Norris (Bruce), David Haig (Robert) and Daniel Kaluuya (Christopher) in Blue Orange at the Young Vic © Johan Persson.jpg

Matthew Xia’s revival of Joe Penhall’s “timeless” production of Blue/Orange opened at the Young Vic to critical acclaim. Take a look below at what critics have to say about the show. You can also read the audience responses to the show here. Blue/Orange runs at the Young Vic now until 2 Jul.

★★★★★
“Explosive and mesmerising… a contemporary classic”
The Arts Desk – read the full review here.

★★★★★
“David Haig’s Robert is a study in power”
The Arts Desk – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Packs even more of a punch 16 years after its debut… tremendous performances from Daniel Kaluuya, David Haig and Luke Norris”
The Guardian – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Daniel Kaluuya is superb as Christopher”
Time out – read the full review here.

★★★★
“A fierce and timely revival from Matthew Xia”
Evening Standard – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Sharply funny and provocative”
The Independent – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Daniel Kaluuya and Luke Norris are excellent and David Haig magisterial”
Sunday Express – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Three thrilling performances are just what the doctor ordered”
The Stage – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Disturbingly current – Kaluuya’s performance is thrilling”
Mail on Sunday

★★★★
“A beautifully pitched, fizzing revival”
Financial Times

★★★★
“Hilarious and razor sharp”
The Times

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We spoke to Joe Penhall, writer of Blue/Orange about his sharp, ‘state of the nation’ classic. Here’s what he had to say:

★★★★★ for Annie Ryan’s adaptation of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

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The reviews are rolling in for Annie Ryan’s adaptation of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where Aoife Duffin also picked up The Stage Award for Acting Excellence. Read below to find out what the critics think and click here to see the amazing audience response so far.

★★★★★
A courageously feminist production
The Guardian – read the full review here.

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A memorable evening of pure theatre
The Sunday Independent – read the full review here.

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Superbly shaped… a remarkable performance
The Financial Times

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Duffin’s exceptional portrayal is the best of her career
The Irish Times – read the full review here.

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Duffin is remarkable throughout
The Telegraph – read the full review here.

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A tour de force performance…This ferocious, gorgeous show transcends mere story
Time Out – read the full review here.

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It’s a triumph
The Times

“We’re captivated by Duffin’s mesmerizing performance… There’s more tension, drama and suspense in this pungent, pugnacious single-handed performance than in most contemporary Irish drama with a full cast”
The Irish Independent – read the full review here.
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A Girl is a Half-formed Thing comes to the Young Vic in February 2016. Book now.