An intense one-man play is like Marmite - you either love or hate it. Here is every review we have come across of Tadzio Speaks . . . ; some include reviews to the companion plays
Angel and Now We Are Pope.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 18 - 23 August 2014
Etcetera Theatre, Camden, November 2013 & 8 - 13 July 2014
Lord Stanley Theatre, Camden, July 2013
They liked it
"Foreman's eloquent and descriptive prose, here done full justice by Peacock's performance."
"a clever concept, written with flair and empathy and there is plenty of weight in the subject matter."
"played with vigour and commitment by Christopher Peacock. Peacock is eloquent and colourful in his presentation
and there is a passion infused in the performance . . . leaves no doubt about the enigmatic effect that this watcher has on Tadzio"
"words always deeply poetic . . . Peacock takes the material and owns it on stage . . . a deeply personal remembrance and once we're privileged to overhear"
Christopher Peacock as Tadzio
November 2013 pdf version
"elegantly staged . . . full of insight"
tvbomb.co.uk review August 2014 no longer active
Not so keen
"While intriguing in concept, the agonized childishness of a grown man and the detailed recapturing of an entire novel in a one-act play grows tiresome and painful. The flowery language becomes uncomfortable to watch in the hands of an actor not quite up to the challenge."
"I liked that these pieces were challenging, and charged headfirst into the tricky areas of religion and sexuality. Unfortunately, the structure and execution weren't strong enough to really connect with this reviewer."
everything-theatre.co.uk (a different reviewer from above)
"Peacock's performance, aided by a beach set and a smart linen suit, does capture some of the repressive heat of Venice during a cholera outbreak, but again, the direction and Peacock's performance are trying a little too hard and the monologue suffers because of this."
thepublicreviews.com (a different reviewer from above)
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