Review: The Antipodes

National Theatre
1 star rating
A complete dud. It isn't really funny, it doesn't tackle it's theme with any great imagination and frankly it was a waste of two hours.
The Antipodes at National Theatre

Illustration by Dan Hillier

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Closed here Saturday 23 November 2019

Cast and creatives


Cast

Matt Bardock

Arthur Darvill

Imogen Doel

Hadley Fraser

Conleth Hill

Sinéad Matthews

Stuart McQuarrie

Bill Milner


Creatives

Director
Annie Baker, Chloe Lamford
Author
Annie Baker
Designer
Chloe Lamford
Lighting
Natasha Chivers
Sound
Tom Gibbons

Synopsis


Their phones switched off, a group of peope sit around a table telling, categorising and theorising stories.


This is a world that is both familiar and fantastical.


Their real purpose is never quite clear, but they continue on, searching for the monstrous.


Part satire, part sacred rite, The Antipodes asks what value stories have for a world in crisis.


Background


The New American Work Programme is supported by The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Lawton W Fitt & James I McLaren Foundation and Kathleen J Yoh.

ActDrop reviews


Michael Potter

Performance date: Saturday 9 November 2019
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We're sorry but this play is a complete dud.


It isn't really funny, it doesn't tackle it's theme with any great imagination and frankly it was a waste of two hours.



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