Nuclear War

Royal Court

Nuclear War

19 Apr 2017 - 06 May 2017

£12.00 - N/A

Pro reviewers rating
11 reviews

3.0 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

I want, one more time, to be absolutely in the moment.

I am going to try as hard as I can to not be a human being.

A series of suggestions on desire, death and time.

Ages 14+


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“Works on your emotions rather than on your reason... A real impression of boundaries being broken and of deep feeling welling up”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“You’re as engaged by the experiment as by the fragmentary drama... Knight... takes confident possession of the performance space”

Luke Jennings (Observer)

“Abstract... Heavily directed... Some moments are extraordinary... Revels in its nature as an experiment.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“An intriguing and atmospheric if oftentimes frustrating fusion of text and movement... Feels like watching an experiment.”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Knight directs, bringing a truculent energy to a text that's unapologetically opaque... Played with anxious intensity by Beattie”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“A physicalised poem of urban alienation... Never less than intriguing but truly satisfying only in snatches.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Taken as a poeticised and physicalized cry of sadness and desperation it is, in its opaque way, powerfully effective.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“At its best the result is enthralling, searching and unsettling... An intriguing, compelling experiment.”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“By pushing past language, Nuclear War resists definite interpretation. It's felt before it's fully understood.”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

“Baffling, obscure... Knight is driven to create ever more outlandish images to compensate for the lack of definition in the text”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“The performances are wonderful, but without more specifics, without more humour, its angst feels generic, even hackneyed.”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

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