I recall this one as being a bit Alan Aykbournish – a gang of thirty-somethings on retreat in the country for New Years eve. What could possibly go wrong?
We quite enjoyed it, while agreeing that we normally seek plays with a bit more oomph and have seen a lot of plays a bit like this one in our time.
Of course it was well acted and well produced – the Royal Court hardly ever misses one of those beats.
- Sarah Hemming in the FT liked the production but found the play wanting;
- Michael Billington in the Guardian was engaged but sought something more nutritious;
- Paul Taylor in The Independent loved the cast but really didn’t get on with the play;
- Philip Fisher in British theatre Guide rather liked all of it.