“The Grapes of Wrath”: review(s) of performance at West Yorkshire Playhouse / Quarry Theatre in Leeds

Reviews will be updated in this entry as they come.
If I never see the word “accent” again, it will be too soon.

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Damian O'Hare as Tom Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath", currently at the West Yorkshire Playhouse / Quarry Theatre in Leeds.

THE PRESS

“(…) Damian O’Hare, as Tom Joad, radiates magnetic charisma and old-fashioned masculinity (…)”

THE BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

“(…) Steinbeck would have been proud of that, and I think he would have approved this production. I can think of no higher praise. (…)”

LEEDS STUDENT ONLINE

“(…) Damian O’Hare gives a stellar performance as Tom Joad, the headstrong idealist of the family, recently returned from prison. His deep Southern drawl is impeccable, as are the accents of others, creating a realism that pervades the play. (…)”

DIGYORKSHIRE.COM ****

“(…) Stand-out performances come from Damian O’Hare playing Tom Joad, a parolee who becomes increasingly militant as their journey progresses. (…)”

THE PUBLIC REVIEWS

“(…) Damian O’Hare as Tom Joad manages to get increasingly militant without alienating or irritating the audience. (…)”

YORKSHIRE POST

“(…) A difficult play for difficult times, perhaps, but like the scorched earth of the Californian desert it too often fails to show signs of life. (…)”

TWITTER SAYS…

“(…) Superb production with full rainstorm on stage. Glad not sitting at front. (…)” – @ Woman_In_White

“(…) It was very good, but by the end I did want to jump off a cliff. Not a happy ending. (…)” – @ILoveTK37

“(…) grapes of misery..I mean wrath , last night. Christopher timothy played pa, with a James Herriot on true blood accent. (…)” – @ sophieroberts17

“(…) Just saw an excellent production of the Grapes of Wrath – moving. Up the People! (…)” – @photographworks

“(…) It is not often I am moved to tears by a theatre production, but the English Touring Theatre’s performance of The Grapes Of Wrath had me thanking my lucky stars that my husband remembered to bring his handkerchief, which I borrowed and used liberally throughout. (…)” – @ KateSlaterPR

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