The Mysteries Review 2002
The show has received superb notices from the popular press…. BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, “West End erupts with joy at gift from Africa.” MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN describes the show as “dazzling “. He goes on to say, “Charles Hazelwood's musical direction and Joel Mthethwa's choreography also turn this into a piece of total theatre in which speech, song and dance harmoniously unite.” PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, “Pure ecstacy from Creation to Redemption.” He goes to say, “Not to put too fine a point on it, this version of The Mysteries is The loveliest, purest and most uplifting show in London.” NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, “Don't miss the Mysteries.” He goes on to say, “Chanting, dancing, singing old hymns and carols, these actors give the old Mysteries fresh dramatic life.” CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Make no mistake. This is one of the most moving, beautiful, humane and courageous shows you will ever see in the West End." JOHN PETER for THE SUNDAY TIMES says, "Nothing quite prepared me for the sheer, generous, magnificent exuberance of this show."
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