AMSTERDAM

by Maya Arad Yasur, translated by Eran Edry
6 September 2019 — 12 October 2019

“Amsterdam is full of rewards... a moving excavation of the tensions surging under the city’s streets.” Alice Saville, Time Out

 “Amsterdam is timely and hauntingly reminds us that the past exists in the present. In failing to acknowledge our darkest history we risk repeating it.” Lyn Gardner, Stage Door

“Fascinating multilayered play” Rosemary Waugh, The Stage 

“Brilliantly directed… It's performed with vitality by a cast of four… How we pay the debts of history is one of the many rich thematic questions Yasur tackles.” Jessie Thompson, Evening Standard

“Seeks to reconcile present with past, probing the origins of modern identity and questioning lingering heritage [in] Matthew Xia’s highly animated in-the-round staging” The Reviews Hub

“Maya Arad Yasur’s script is complex and layered, bringing a contemporary resonance to this history” Arifa Akbar, The Guardian

“This is a timely piece, putting contemporary Europe in direct conversation with its past at a time when those demons are reawakening. And it contains particularly salutary messages for Britain as it considers pulling up the drawbridge to the continent. We neglect the past at our peril and Amsterdam brings its voices vividly into focus” Theo Bosanquet, WhatsOnStage

“A strong story brought to life by an excellent cast. A terrific night in the theatre!” London Living Large

“It has things to say about truth, interpretation, responsibility and legacy” Sarah Hemming, FT

“An ambitious, innovative piece of theatre, replete with rich narratives and dynamic performances.” LondonTheatre1

“It is the story of all of us... a brilliant ensemble whose performances deliver a stimulating evening.” Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide

“Each element of design and movement works in deceptive harmony with a tireless, inventive and impressive cast. Everyone is honouring a text and subtext of the kind that British theatre sees all too rarely.” Kim Provise

“Sensitively directed by Matthew Xia… enlightening” The Upcoming