Reviews

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Audience reviews:

Audacious Mr Astley: Entertaining and an informative piece of history. Well worth seeing. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5)

Drama King: Wonderful and highly entertaining one man show written and performed by Mark Waghorn. He is such a talented performer and writer. The play revealed the inspiring life of a little known (to me) 19th century innovator actor and theatrical producer William Charles Macready, who in great part introduced many of the ideas of modern theatre.
It was lovely to be safely back in the Pump House in person. I highly recommend the production and urge people to come back to live theatre and Drama King at the Pump House at the earliest opportunity.

Rough Sleeper:
Poignant for our times. Well written and brilliantly executed.
Thought provoking. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5)

Everyone should see this play. However bad your circumstances in life are, there’s always somebody worse off than you. If nothing else, this play teaches one humility.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5)

Really well done to all involved in Rough Sleeper, thoroughly engaging throughout of an obviously difficult subject matter. Hats off to Haydn Davis for a real tour de force performance, respect.

Lucky to sit into the theatre and watch this. Amazing. 4 stars to all involved. As for that Haydn Davis fella? Wow, just wow! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Blimey that was marvellous, how did Haydn Davis remember all his lines? The coughing at the end was truly revolting but that’s just good acting. Was it live or pre-recorded? We actually clapped at the end in our living room! Superb performance.

A new play by Jo Emery charting the story of a rough sleeper that opens your eyes to circumstances leading to a life on the streets. A tour de force performance from Haydn Davis supported by two fellow actors, this was a true insight into the plight of the homeless.

Well worth a watch, very well written and performed. A superbly written and movingly performed play on an important and topical subject. If you haven’t seen it yet I urge you to seize the opportunity to watch it on demand.

The Dream Speaks Back: A great show — entertaining, informative, humorous, relaxed and with interesting themes about how we present ourselves to the world, and how difficult that can be sometimes. A good balance of the sadness and joy of life and a lively and entertaining production. With Cy Henty, Sue Hampton and Leslie Tate, this was a great combination of interesting, charismatic people, that worked in every way

Full reviews from theatre reviewer Alex Williams:

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