Tristan & Yseult

Shakespeares Globe

Tristan & Yseult

13 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017

£5.00 - £45.00

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

5.0 out of 5.0

The original tale of forbidden desires, the play examines the love and betrayal between Tristan, King Mark of Cornwall and his wife Yseult.

A revival of Kneehigh's acclaimed production concludes a new UK tour.

(Reviewed in Brighton)

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“A stylish and sexy take on a classic told with energy and flair... A riotous delight – a fizzing, intoxicating cocktai.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Rich and resonant... Ashdown's exquisite performance modulates to create on one of most haunting and sad sequences in the play.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Ashdown, superb... Marsh and Vassallo have a lovely chemistry as the doomed lovers... the ensemble cast is terrific.”

Veronica Lee (Daily Mail, ES, Arts Desk)

“Exuberant... Still full of whimsy and acrobatic vigour... Gleeful physicality and outrageous clowning... A bright cast.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“One of the best realised, most full-blooded, of her amped up, irreverent fairytales... fills out the Globe absolutely gloriously”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Feels like an end-of-the-exams party... its groundling-embracing humour greeted with whoops and cheers... Ashdown: remarkable.”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“Ribaldry, heresy and all manner of frivolity... An adoring parody of the ancient tale... A playful, organic performance.”

Patrick Marmion (Time Out, Daily Mail)

“Spins itself and its audience giddy... The direction seems more concerned with making things happen on stage than in our hearts.”

Bella Todd (The Stage, Arts Desk, Time Out)

“Idiosyncratic, joyful... larky, irreverent, vaudevillian... Returns re-cast, but with the same spirit... The tempo is turned up.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

Peer Reviews (1)    

Your rating
Everything you’ve heard is true. Energetically physical, colourful, funny at every conceivable opportunity, this show is consistently engaging and above all relentlessly, joyously inventive. Hannah Vassello’s suitably magnetic, and the pair are wholly convincing lovers, but everyone in this all-singing, all-dancing ensemble is wonderful. The onstage band is superb. Hugely entertaining, and wi...

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Ivy Pavlova 24 May 2017

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