Bluebird

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    August 1, 2011

    What the popular press said...

    "The acting in this production — not only from Mr. Russell Beale but also from every one of his eight supporting cast members — is first-rate."
    Ben Brantley for New York Times

    "The play's potency is all in the acting, and the writer is lucky to have Beale in the driver's seat."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "Casting this prestigious actor in a play as slight as Simon Stephens' "Bluebird" is like using a rocket launcher to kill a mouse. ..Stephens' play doesn't have much depth."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "A wonderful cast who sell the inevitable apercus and aphorisms with conviction."
    Jeremy Gerard for Bloomberg

    "This is one cab you should hail.
    David Sheward for Back Stage

    "A shallow and contrived drama that gives Beale little opportunity to create a nuanced character."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "Beale offers a quietly believable performance as a haunted man."
    Michael Sommers for Newsroom New Jersey

    "Finally, a chance to see Simon Russell Beale, one of the finest actors drawing breath, up close and personal in a play that suits his astonishingly subtle technique "
    Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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