Mosquitoes
Drama

National Theatre

Mosquitoes

18 Jul 2017 - 28 Sep 2017

Pro reviewers rating
16 reviews

3.6 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

  • Synopsis
  • Cast and creatives
  • Venue details
Alice is a scientist. She lives in Geneva. As the Large Hadron particle collider starts up in 2008, she is on the brink of the most exciting work of her life, searching for the Higgs Boson.

Jenny is her sister. She lives in Luton. She spends a lot of time Googling. When tragedy throws them together, the collision threatens all with chaos.

World Premiere

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National Theatre [Off West End]

“Exudes as much energy as the protons pinging around the Large Hadron Collider... It's terrific.”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“Displaying the complexities and infuriations of family love with pitiless admiration are two tremendous performances.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Kirkwood makes the differences between the two plausible but not predictable... Together they are dynamite. ”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Wildly ambitious... almost laughably transcends its trad set up of a drama about two bickering sisters... Often very funny.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Intelligent, impassioned and at times exasperating new play... tough, tender family drama... Exhilarating in its ambition.”

Sam Marlowe (The Times, The Stage, Time Out, Arts Desk)

“Idea-stuffed, intelligent play viewing life, the universe and everything through the relationship of two sisters.”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Disciplined yet ambitious writing... calculatedly spectacular staging and a clutch of magnificent performances.”

Ian Shuttleworth (Financial Times)

“Sometimes overreaches itself in its seemingly limitless ambition, but it is still a fascinating and provocative work.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Colman and Williams work wonders together... Colman: heart-rending and very funny... Williams is superlative.”

Lauren Mooney (The Stage)

“Even if Kirkwood bombards us with too many ideas, her play involves us emotionally thanks to two superb performances.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Always a very attractive show to look at... Never coasts. There’s a lot to take in... Norris allows little room for stagnation.”

West End Whingers

“Enough plot for a dozen plays... Norris's furiously busy production is anchored by Olivia Colman and Olivia Williams.”

Matt Wolf (Arts Desk)

“Rather hard work... The acting is superb throughout. Even the teenagers speak and behave with irritating authenticity. ”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Coleman and Williams work together brilliantly, suggesting the deep well of experience that unites them despite their conflicts.”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“Colman is a perpetual triumph... a spinning top of grief and humour and anger and destruction, both of self and others.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Pretentious mixture of scientific mumbo-jumbo and implausible family misery... A dramatic muddle.”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

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