A Delicate Balance - Almeida Theatre 2011

Our critics rating: 
Sunday, 22 May, 2011

What the popular press had to say...

"Classy revival unpacks the density of Albee's writing. At times one may wish for more physical vitality but the production bravely insists on unforgiving, static close-up. The performances are detailed and powerful"
Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

"Beautifully judged revival...The acting is superb...What an elegant and entertaining play this proves, as it beguiles its audience into an icy wasteland of the human heart."
Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph

"Veers from a lightness of touch to a dark neuroticism."
Paul Callan for The Daily Express

"Mr Albee writes haunting passages about how we contemplate the self-destruction of so much good in our lives and how it ends in ‘rust, bones and the wind’."
Quentin Letts for the Daily Mail

"In the skilful hands of director James Macdonald and his fabulous ensemble, Albee’s finely-tuned study in dysfunction, bristling fury and the agonies of loss and ageing are fully realized."
Ben Dowell for The Stage

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