Insignificance

Arcola

Insignificance

18 Oct 2017 - 11 Nov 2017

£12.00 - £22.00

Pro reviewers rating
6 reviews

2.8 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

4.0 out of 5.0

A professor, an actress, a baseball player and a senator walk into a hotel room. What happens next, didn’t. Or maybe it did. It certainly could have done – with a little imagination…

Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe banter about fame, relativity and their personal lives (when they’re not being interrupted by Joe DiMaggio and Joseph McCarthy) in this dazzlingly inventive drama about the challenges of being known, and of knowing yourself.

First London revival in 35 years

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“Still sparks brightly... Beautifully acted by all four... For all the comedy, they each fill the parts with humanity.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Daring us to disbelieve, Johnson hits a sweet spot of ambiguity... Mercatali's production never finds the requisite slipperiness”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

“Timely... Johnson crafts some great lines, and there's a pleasing absurdity to the general setup.”

Tim Bano (The Stage, Time Out)

“Mercatali’s revival unfortunately doesn’t make the piece glitter... At times it seems rather, well, insignificant. ”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Mercatali’s revival lacks the lustre that might sell us on its high concepts.”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“Stoppardesque clash of science, culture and philosophy... Mercatali's production remains too much in thrall to the personalities”

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