Read Reviews for Absolute Hell at London's The National

The Verdict   Read Reviews for Absolute Hell at London's The National
See what critics think of the revival of Rodney Ackland’s post-war drama.
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Performances are now underway at London's National Theatre for the revival of Rodney Ackland’s post-war drama, Absolute Hell. Joe Hill-Gibbins (Edward II) returns to NT directing a cast of 28.

Absolute Hell takes place in a Soho den in the wake of World War II. Its members drink into the darkness, night after night, lying, fighting and seducing in the face of an unknown future.

The cast is made up of Esh Alladi, Elizabeth Andrewartha, Ashley Byam, Jonathan Coote, Rachel Dale, Carole Dance, Joanna David, Charles Edwards, Patricia England, Kate Fleetwood, Jenny Galloway, Frazer Hadfield, Aaron Heffernan, Simon Hepworth, Lloyd Hutchinson, Martins Imhangbe, Stephanie Jacob, Fiz Marcus, Sinéad Matthews, Connor Mills, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Anita Reynolds, John Sackville, Liza Sadovy, Jonathan Slinger, Eileen Walsh, Danny Webb, and Jade Yourell.

Performances continue through June 16 in NT's Lyttelton Theatre. Read reviews for the production below:

Evening Standard (Henry Hitchings)

Financial Times (Ian Shuttleworth)

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

Independent (Holly Williams)

Radio Times (Nick Wells)

The Stage (Natasha Tripney)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

The Times (Ann Treneman)

Time Out London (Andrzej Lukowski)

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