Birdland by Simon Stephens at the Royal Court Theatre
"The writing takes you inside the scrambled brain of Birdland's damaged
hero, beautifully played by Andrew Scott, and Carrie Cracknell's
production is ceaselessly inventive"
10.4.14 The Guardian (Michael Billington)
"Carrie Cracknell's production is excellent, an eye-popping, fast-moving
blur of glitter and neon"
10.4.14 Time Out (Andrzej Lukowski)
"Carrie Cracknell's smart production, and Andrew Scott's mesmerising
lead performance, create a world both repellent and seductive in this
glittering moral fable for our celebrity-obsessed times"
10.4.14 What's on Stage (Michael Coveney)
The last week of a massive international tour and rock star Paul, is at
the height of his fame. Everybody knows his name. Whatever he wants he
can have. He can screw anybody he wants to. He can buy anything he
desires. He can eat anything. Drink anything. Smoke anything. Go
anywhere. As the inevitability of the end of the road looms closer, and a
return home becomes a reality, for Paul, the music is starting to jar.
Carrie Cracknell directs this piercing new play looking at empathy,
money and fame.
Cast Nikki Amuka-Bird, Daniel Cerqueira, Yolanda Kettle, Alex Price,
Charlotte Randle, Andrew Scott