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Carmen Disruption

Writer Simon Stephens
Almeida Theatre

Matt Trueman reviews Simon Stephens' punishing yet pleasurable new play which reimagines Bizet's opera Carmen

This is theatre you feel, first and foremost, and Michael Longhurst's bravura staging takes a long while to shake off

Matt Trueman
What's On Stage

Carmen Disruption review – compelling deconstruction of Bizet opera

The play’s vision of urban solitude is, however, beautifully realised through the fluidity of Michael Longhurst’s production, 

Michael Billington
The Guardian

A transformation of the original Carmen story is another ambitious work from playwright Simon Stephens

The acting is commendably detailed and committed, the singing from opera star Viktoria Vizin in the choric role is exquisite and the atmospheric staging on a rubble-strewn set by director Michael Longhurst is hard to fault.

Dominic Cavendish
The Telegraph

Carmen Disruption at Almeida, N1

For all that the separate stories kind of come together at the end, a play about atomisation, ironically enough, fails to be more than the sum of its parts. Yet I thoroughly enjoyed being puzzled, prodded, serenaded and surprised by those parts.

Dominic Maxwell
The Times

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