Roots

Theatre

Off-West End

Donmar Warehouse

Until Sat Nov 30 2013

  • © Stephen Cummiskey

    'Roots'

  • © Stephen Cummiskey

    'Roots'

  • © Stephen Cummiskey

    'Roots'

  • © Stephen Cummiskey

    'Roots'

  • © Stephen Cummiskey

    'Roots'

© Stephen Cummiskey

'Roots'

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Will

While the naturalism of the script has been praised - and that's Wesker's strength - it results in a slow, plodding play that lacks real drama. The cast and production are excellent but wasted and despite a few wonderful moments the story is far too flat to justify the play's running time. As a result, this is little more interesting than three hours of awkward conversation with your distant - if charismatic - relatives.

P Dunjay

A really stunning set and some great acting. I particularly thought the mother and the main sister felt like real, alive characters. I found the script not entirely gripping, but as a realistic slice of life it felt very true. Beaty's naive enthusiasm rather grated on me - I can't stand characters pontificating about intellectual ideas - but it was a solid realisation of the play.

Faye Dawson

The acting was superb, despite the story line not really being that gripping for me. Donmar Warehouse is a great quirky intimate venue/