Jumpers

  • Date:
    April 1, 2004

    Opened: 25 Apr 2004
    by: Tom Stoppard
    Cast: Simon Russell Beale, Essie Davis, Nicky Henson, John Rogan, Eliza Lumley, Nicholas Woodeson
    Directed by: David Leveaux
    Synopsis: Jumpers is a comedy, dazzling philosophic debate and crackling murder mystery, all at once. The elements include an ill-fated moon landing, a naked lady on a swing, a dead body in the closet, a pyramid of acrobats, an onstage band and a trained tortoise on the loose.

    What the critics had to say.....

    BEN BRENTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says �Scintillating style and polish.�

    CLIVE BARNES of NEW YORK POST says �It's funny - screamingly funny�

    ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says �Searching, provocative and devastatingly funny.�

    LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY says "Giddy with the joy of emotional and intellectual gymnastics."

    FRANK SCHECK of THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says "It is as entertaining as it can be intimidating."

    MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says "The entire frenzied thing proves a great big talky bore."

    MICHAEL KUCHWARA of Associated Press says "Stoppard's metaphysical musings are hard to make theatrical."

    External links to full reviews from newspapers

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    The Hollywood Reporter
    Associated Press