LONDON PREMIERE: PARK90, PARK THEATRE - Jan 10th - Feb 4th 2017
REVIEWS of LONDON PREMIERE:
**** 'A teasingly enigmatic tale of small-town American crime… a heady cocktail of Sam Shepard grittiness, Harold Pinter intrigue, and dark Martin McDonagh absurdity... in two superbly developed acts, Eden – who directs and designs as well – plots an intricate story of sordid petty crime that drips with cinematic cool' (full review below)'
**** 'darkly comic and clever three-hander is fast-paced and entertaining with echoes of David Mamet … impressive stage design … an outstanding cast’
West End Wilma
**** 'had the audience laughing throughout … the conclusion was perfection as well … suburb writing and direction from Simon David Eden.
On In London
*** 'A comic portrait of hapless criminality… hint of David Mamet … tantalising whiff of absurdism. Fine performances.
***'A great balance of drama, tension and comedy’
*** 'gives us lots to listen to and laugh at … American Gothic injected with a dose of very literate city humour and dialogue on speed’
REVIEWS ROUNDUP FEB 2016 - three week try-out run at Emporium Theatre, Brighton. Designed and directed by SDE. Cast: Charlie Allen, Geoffrey Aymer, Nicholas Boulton.
‘An excellent comedy that is rich, dark, well designed and acted, play loaded with wit, wisdom and the courage to examine some important themes.’
Paul Levy Fringe Review
4 STARS Aaron Sorkin-esque wit. Engrossing fun yarn that flew by.
Joe Fuller, Latest 7
‘Funny, intimate and realistic with a dark twist. Extraordinary performances. Not to be missed!’
Stephanie Prior WHM magazine
‘Slick, punchy, black comedy and a psychological thriller, full of sharp, stylish and intelligent writing. Very clever and very, very funny. A must see for theatregoers from Brighton and beyond.
Paul Gustafson G-Scene Magazine