Iphigenia in Splott

National Theatre

Iphigenia in Splott

27 Jan 2016 - 20 Feb 2016

£15.00 - £20.00

Pro reviewers rating
8 reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

5.0 out of 5.0

New play by the writer of Violence and Son.

Following lauded runs in Cardiff and Edinburgh, Sophie Melville will recreate the performance which won her The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015.

Winner of the James Tait Black Prize for Drama.  


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“A blisteringly powerful indictment of society’s failings, with a stunning performance at its heart. ”

Tom Wicker (Time Out, The Stage, Telegraph)

“Clever and moving monologue... Melville is remarkable... knowing exactly when to hold back and when to exert emotional welly. ”

Other newspaper reviewers

“A raw, real, gut-punching wake up call... Mixes street slang into an intense poetry... A superb turn in a devastating play. ”

Daisy Bowie-Sell (What's On Stage, Time Out, Telegraph)

“Sharply focused production... a pacy directness... Melville is sensational.. Painfully vivid and sometimes devastatingly funny. ”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“A blistering performance by Sophie Melville that has the fleetness of a Greek messenger delivering exceptionally bad news. ”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“For all its ferocity, it’s very subtle in introducing its polemic... Clear-eyed rallying cry that deserves to change the world. ”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Stunning one-woman play... leaves you with mental pictures of what you have just imagined. ”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“A tremendous piece of storytelling... A phenomenal performance incisively directed. ”

Kate Kellaway (Observer)

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