Neville’s Island, Duke of York’s Theatre

NEVILLE'S ISLANDHell is other people. It’s not the wilderness that poses the greatest threat to the stranded corporate bonding quartet in this docile Lord of the Flies-meets-The Office pastiche, but the endless stream of well-meaning incompetence.

Yet while Tim Firth’s 1992 play is Schadenfreude Central – if you haven’t had your fill of disaster-by-proxy following the trail of Hurricane Gonzalo – it, too, suffers from benign ineptitude in not committing to a genre. At two and a half hours, Angus Jackson’s production offers exceedingly flabby comedy, but its foray into serious drama leaves it up the creek without a paddle.

Read my full theartsdesk review here

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One Response to Neville’s Island, Duke of York’s Theatre

  1. Miss Bicknell says:

    Nailed it. I love the DofE reference. xxx

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