Neil LaBute is good at short, punchy plays. These two, Land of the Dead and Helter Skelter – see Bush Theatre stub here, are companion pieces.
It was a Friday evening, so it was stronger meat than we would normally choose for the end of the working week. Still, we were really taken by these plays and this production of them. The reviews we can still find tend to agree with us:
- Michael Billington in the Guardian loved it;
- Rhoda Koenig in the Independent described it as great;
- Lizzie Loveridge in Curtain Up also loves it;
- Only the West End Whingers expressed some dissatisfaction – not least that they spent longer travelling than watching.