The Twilight Zone


The Twilight Zone

05 Dec 2017 - 27 Jan 2018

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15 reviews

3.4 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
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0.0 out of 5.0

Between light and shadow, science and superstition, fear and knowledge is a dimension of imagination. An area which we call the Twilight Zone.

The Twilight Zone
lands on stage for the first time in its history. Or its present. Or its future. Stage magic and fantasy unite as the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

Adapted by Anne Washburn from stories by Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson for the acclaimed CBS television series.

World Premiere


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“Brilliant adaptation... Direction which has you believing in quickly assembled, sometimes identikit characters... Deft... Clever”

David Nice (Arts Desk)

“Unsettling, dazzling and sophisticated... The atmosphere and flavour of this cult TV show is precisely captured. Terrific.”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“Washburn’s po-faced embrace of apple pie ’50s Americana is very funny... Terrifically game ensemble cast....Daft... kitschy.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Washburn's loving reimagining of the classic TV show is a testament to storytelling.”

Tom Wicker (Time Out, The Stage, Telegraph)

“Eight of the original transmissions... disconcertingly interwoven in ways that increase the tension and sense of foreboding.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Terrific adaptation... I am no sci-fi aficionado, but I relished it... Every aspect... has been precision-tuned... Classy.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“This cast, rather splendid in their multiple roles... Works with varying degrees of success... More amusing than creepy... Fun.”

West End Whingers

“Camp and knowing... At times hilarious, with some fine deadpan 1950s performances... Cheerful holiday-season kitsch.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Inventiveness... While many of the stories explore the mysteries of the fourth dimension, the characters barely exist in two.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“If the show is to work at all, everything needs to work perfectly - and it doesn't. That said, there's much to admire.”

Gary Naylor (Broadway World)

“Self-conscious... Raises smiles and chuckles at its quaintness, but no chills or musings.”

Ian Shuttleworth (Financial Times)

“I believe zany may be the word... More pastiche than powerful, but it succeeds in blending the visionary and creepy.”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“A difficult trick to pull off... More pastiche than a recreation and some of the cast seem to take it more seriously than others”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“A slippery combination. Knowingness strangles anxiety... Marquez is particularly good at deadpanning.”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Manic inter-cutting... creates more distracting confusion than composite enigma... Inclines far too much to the tongue-in-cheek.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

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