“Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is a riotous, joyful and ground-breaking piece of work that embodies the spirit of Austen and blasts her into the 21st Century.”
“Le Navet Bete’s The Three Musketeers is large scale, fast paced family fun that showcases a company who understands joy both inside and out.”
“Sweet Like Chocolate Boy is a majestic Black cultural Odyssey that melds genres, storytelling techniques and time lines into a high octane, often incredibly moving, very funny and sharply observed 120 minutes of theatre.”
“Inua Ellam takes his audience on a geographical and emotional odyssey, hopping continents and emotions, taking the occasional break to check in with a football match, all the while opening a door into the world of black masculinity.”
It is as exhilarating and as exhausting as the climb itself – and as beautiful and awe-inspiring as the mountain Simpson and Yates set out to conquer.
For a feelgood, heart-racing, toe-tapping story to feel so joyless, despite the best efforts of the cast, seems like a huge wasted opportunity.