What Did Critics Think of Rhys Ifans in Exit the King ?

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Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist drama opened at the National Theatre in London July 25.
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Eugene Ionesco's Exit the King opened at the Olivier Theatre on July 25 after beginning previews on July 17. Performances run through September 8.

Exit the King is directed by Patrick Marber (Travesties) and stars Rhys Ifans in the title role. The cast also includes Indira Varma, Debra Gillett, Derek Griffiths, Amy Morgan, Adrian Scarborough, and Sarah Campbell.

Ionesco's absurdist drama about a king who refuses to acknowledge death premiered on Broadway in 1968 at the Lyceum Theatre. It was revived in 2009 and starred Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon, Lauren Ambrose, and Andrea Martin.

Here’s a look at what critics had to say. Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they are published.

The Arts Desk (Rachel Halliburton)

The Evening Standard (Henry Hitchings)

The Financial Times (Sarah Hemming)

The Guardian (Susannah Clapp)

The Hollywood Reporter (Stephen Dalton)

The Independant (David Lister)

London Theatre (Georgina Varley)

The Stage (Natasha Tripney)

The Times (David Jays)

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