The Writer Reviews

BY Almeida Theatre   April 26, 2018

"Provocative", "furious", "inventive"; read a round-up of reviews for The Writer which had its opening night on 24 April

A young writer challenges the status quo in this World Premiere by Ella Hickson directed by Blanche McIntyre, playing until Saturday 26 May

★★★★★ "Wow. Here's a drama that channels all the righteous anger of the moment... [Ella Hickson] hits the jackpot once more."
Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard
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★★★★ "Unflaggingly provocative... Blanche McIntyre's superbly acted production."
Paul Taylor, Independent
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★★★★ "An ingenious series of ambushes... unflaggingly inventive." 
Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph
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★★★★ "A thrillingly uninhibited rally against the establishment"
Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out
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★★★★★ "Intellectually agile, vividly written and frequently furious... Garai is spectacular."
Natasha Tripney, The Stage
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★★★★ "Blanche McIntyre's superbly inventive production... keeps one riveted for two uninterrupted hours."
Michael Billington, The Guardian
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★★★★ "Blanche McIntyre's impeccable production"
Susannah Clap, The Observer
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★★★★★ "A dazzling lead performance from Romola Garai"
Gwen Smith, Mail on Sunday
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The Writer | until 26 May