They Drink It In The Congo
Comedy

Almeida

They Drink It In The Congo

12 Aug 2016 - 01 Oct 2016

£10.00 - £38.00

Pro reviewers rating
11 reviews

3.6 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

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What can we do for the worst thing in the world?

The Congo. Home to the deadliest conflict since World War II. 
London. Home to a festival to raise awareness of the Congo. (That is if Stef can get it off the ground).

This provocative new play unpacks the problems of doing something good about something bad.

Almeida [Off West End]

“Complex, at times a little messy, multi-layered... A superb ensemble cast... Button gives a very strong performance. ”

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

“Although this play is overloaded and overlong, it poses disturbing questions... Vividly acted. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Brace’s sharp-toothed satire is an infuriating mess at times but it is also a dense, witty and fascinating piece of writing. ”

Chris Bennion (The Times, The Stage, Telegraph)

“Stimulating... often very funny... Takes on board “white lens” difficulties and wrestles with them with exuberance and humour. ”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“The story sprawls, the characterisation is skimpy... Excellent Fiona Button... Arresting and informative. ”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

“Intelligent, complex and often funny new play... Button’s performance is sensitively calibrated, emotionally powerful. ”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Impressive... Excellent Button... An effervescent play that isn’t afraid to wield humour like a machete. ”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Bracing... An uncategorisable beast of a drama that is exuberant, sprawling, frustrating and occasionally confusing. ”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Although this play is both funny and absorbing, it is also too complicated for its own good... Lacks focus and genuine drama. ”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“Courageous, funny and hugely ambitious new writing that also sheds light on the problems of an immensely complicated country. ”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Evocative and atmospheric production... Engages and occasionally enrages, but it doesn't always feel truly authentic. ”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, Express)

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