James Kerr - Closing Time Reviews

Global production reviews from The New Yorker, Independent on Sunday, Telegraph, Sunday Times, Times, The Guardian, Financial Times, Independent.

CLOSING TIME / NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREAT BRITIAN

Independent on Sunday:

‘This is a bleak portrait of washed-up, paralysed lives but it´s also shot through with humour, generosity and hop ….young director James Kerr takes his time with great assurance, letting desultory silences seep in and nurturing terrific naturalistic performances´.

independent review of closing time by James Kerr

Telegraph:

‘In James Kerr´s production, set in a down-at-heel Belfast boozer, the very air smells of stale beer and old cigarettes, and the squalid carpet alone is a masterpiece of authentically detailed naturalism.

the telegraph review of closing time by James Kerr

Guardian:

‘The play is both dramatically plausible and surprisingly funny. James Kerr´s production boasts a string of fine performances.

the guardian review of closing time by James Kerr

Sunday Times:

The characters emerge into the stale air with a dreadful spontaneity. The acting, too, has a terrible precision.

the sunday times review of closing time by James Kerr

Times:

The acting in James Kerr´s cast is strong enough to ensure that, even when the plot meanders, the characters hold the attention.

the times review of closing time by James Kerr

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