Michael Longhurst

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Nominated: What's On Stage Best Off-West End Production, Sunday Times’ top ten theatre events of the decade
Writer Adam Brace Starring
  • Christian Bradley
  • Shaun Dooley
  • Niall Macgregor
  • Eleanor Matsuura
    High Tide, National Theatre & Bush Theatre
    When a mercenary goes missing en route to Iraq, his closest surviving friend embarks on a hunt across the post-war Middle East.

    Stovepipe was an indoor promenade performance at a location in Shepherd's Bush; audiences observed the unravelling of this original drama whilst being guided through five-star hotel bars, seedy brothels, and war-torn desert landscapes.

    The Times named Stovepipe in their Best Theatre of the Decade List with Time Out awarding it Best Political Theatre of 2009.


    Michael Longhurst directs with a hurtling sense of pace and tension Charles Spencer
    The Telegraph

    Brilliantly directed by Michael Longhurst... constantly surprising and usually unsettling. Aleks Sierz
    The Stage

    Michael Longhurst’s production throws up a series of characters sharply enough realised to make it barely credible that the cast numbers just five Benedict Nightingale
    The Times
    Full Review

    a thrilling promenade performance... director Michael Longhurst is, unlike some who embark on promenade ventures, in masterful control of his logistics Fiona Mountford
    Evening Standard

    Staged with imaginative daring by Michael Longhurst, a director who will surely go far *****

    Kate Bassett
    Independent on Sunday

    Michael Longhurst's intense and well-martialled promenade production *****
    Time Out

    a rivetingly intelligent, action-packed play... brilliantly staged by the director Michael Longhurst *****

    Christopher Hart
    The Sunday Times
    Full Review

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