The March on Russia

Orange Tree

The March on Russia

07 Sep 2017 - 07 Oct 2017

£15.00 - £25.00

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

4.1 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

A good wife. Home. Children. I don’t know what else it’s all about.

The memory of a family. The memory of a country. The memory of a moment when people hoped for more. As the Pasmores prepare to mark their sixtieth wedding anniversary, their three children surprise them by returning home to celebrate.

A moving evocation of a family and a way of life retreating into old age, retirement bungalows and modern middle class life. Storey’s play is written with profound affection for a family struggling with change but bound together by love.

 

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“Touching and bleakly amusing... Ineffably combining the personal with the political... Every line sings with rueful authenticity”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Superlative... A wistful, elegiac tone underpins much humour... Accomplished production... Beautiful, quietly heartbreaking.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Hamilton’s well-judged revival keeps the political history alive but refocuses Storey’s play as a gentle elegy to modern old age”

Kate Maltby (The Times)

“Storey was more of a poet than an ideologue, and Alice Hamilton’s production neatly captures the play’s delicate shifts of mood.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Brutally truthful... Sharp and funny... but bleak too... A reminder of just how good and pertinent a playwright Storey was.”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“Powerfully affecting.. Hamilton... brings out every detail of Storey’s finely textured portrayal of a marriage in later years.”

Tom Wicker (Time Out, The Stage, Telegraph)

“Infused with compassion and character... moving revival... Hamilton has coaxed out some rich and instinctive performances.”

Miriam Gillinson (Arts Desk, Time Out)

“An inspired space for this bungalow drama... Alert direction... Snap and authenticity... Ideal timing.. Gelder’s masterly.”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“Gradually uncoiling, slowly deepening dialogue...Finely calibrated production... All the performances are lively.”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

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