National Theatre, Manchester Exchange and Orange Tree Theatre
Director | Ned Bennett
Set Design | Georgia Lowe
Lighting Designer | Elliot Griggs
Sound Designer | Giles Thomas
Fights | Pamela Donald
‘[Ned] Bennett’s fine cast summon up an assault of an underground compound using nothing more than careful choreography.”
"The action is slick and boasts some intricately choreographed scene changes, which, combined with Giles Thomas’ score, effectively generate the sci-fi film-esque feel of the piece."
A Younger Theatre
"There’s no existential posing to be found here, however, as highbrow and lowbrow are smashed merrily together, with humorous Indiana Jones references rubbing alongside exquisitely choreographed, dance-like chase scenes."
‘"The hotly-tipped Ned Bennett’s production is a ball of fire. The movement – by Polly Bennett, who oversaw the mass cast choreography at the Winter Olympics in Sochi – is dizzying, especially in the bravado scenes in which Charlie and Keaton play the RPG: they dance around each other, rarely in one place for long, straddling the stage as the play straddles genre."
"This is a visually stunning and thoroughly unsettling production, combining great design from Georgia Lowe, a rumbling, tension-laden score and sound design from Giles Thomas, and razor-sharp direction by Ned Bennett. He's aided by movement director Polly Bennett who has choreographed chases, desperate dashes and journeys into the underworld with great clarity."
"Polly Bennett‘s movement direction brilliantly ties the narrative together, pushing scenes forward effortlessly."