The Architects


Off-West End


Until Sat Feb 2 2013


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I am deeply confused about what the reviewer and other writers have commented on - they clearly had a very different experience or set of criteria to judge these things on. We went and really loved the show. I thought it was very funny, with numerous playful and entertaining scenes within the main part ending in an awesome display of acrobatics and a great fun "interactive" use of space and moving the crowd around rather than sitting still and bored for the night. Quite sure I was not alone as on my night a lot of people were laughing and there was a ton of clapping! Maybe this was once the stuck up pretentious theatre crowd had done their times and this was the more fun loving younger crowds going on a Friday night but I / we loved it!! Would highly recommend seeing the last viewings possible.


We made the mistake of seeing this before any ratings had been released. We should have realised the sheer disappointment the night had in store if not from the moment the awful band started playing, then from the unnecessarily long and excruciatingly boring speech what architecture means to one of the characters. Awkward silence and a few polite pity claps often replaced presumably what the actors were hoping would be laughter and a standing ovation. Other than the ribbon dancers, the only enjoyable part of the evening was listening to the rest audience talking amongst their friends about their own shock as to the lack of imagination, plot and especially humour to the night. As if the rest of the performance wasn’t an embarrassment to the Architects enough, for absolutely no obvious reason, the closing of the show included a fat naked man, proudly (although he evidently had nothing to be proud of) strutting his stuff along the stage. I can only imagine the Architects wanted all those who hadn’t already lost the will to live to lose their appetite instead.