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Dido, Queen of Carthage

Christopher Marlowe

Reviews for Dido, Queen of Carthage

Dido, Queen of Carthage Reviews

★★★★

'Visually ravishing, beautifully spoken’

Telegraph

'If [Kimberley Sykes] continues to produce astonishments of the order of Dido, Queen of Carthage, she’ll wind up being one of the Company’s brightest stars’

Telegraph

‘A lengthy soliloquy describing the fall of Troy and Priam’s slaughter – superbly rendered by Sandy Grierson’

Telegraph

'A Marlovian marvel’

Telegraph

★★★★

‘Kimberley Sykes directs…with a fluidity that perfectly balances the pictorial and the verbal’

Guardian

‘Chipo Chung plays her [Dido] with a volatility and sense of contradiction that anticipates Shakespeare’s Cleopatra’

Guardian

‘Kimberley Sykes' production shows there is wit in storytelling’

Guardian

★★★★

‘Sandy Grierson’s Aeneas graphically describes the city’s defeat, making the most of Marlowe’s lines’

Sunday Times

‘Chipo Chung’s glamorous Queen…is Cleopatra-like in her determination to keep Aeneas by her side’

Sunday Times

‘Mike Fletcher’s excellent music’

Sunday Times

‘A fine cast warrants this rare revival’

Sunday Times

★★★★

‘Director Kimberley Sykes makes the most of her RSC debut…a triumphant design coup…a constant atmosphere of misty exoticism’

WhatsOnStage

‘One of the most beautiful scores I have heard at the RSC for a very long time, courtesy of multi-skilled composer and musician Mike Fletcher’

WhatsOnStage

‘Ciaran Bagnall’s moody lighting and Ti Green’s visually sumptuous design, the effect is compelling, intense and constantly absorbing’

WhatsOnStage

‘A sense of danger that keeps you hooked throughout’

WhatsOnStage

‘Chipo Chung…yet another accomplished company debut…Amber James is moving and credible and both speak the poetry with clarity and intelligence’

WhatsOnStage

‘Tom McCall is impressive…Ben Goffe is a delight’

WhatsOnStage

★★★★

‘In Kimberley Sykes’ consummate production, [Dido, Queen of Carthage] is as verbally and psychologically rich as Marlowe’s later work’

Sunday Express

‘Deliciously comic performances from Ellie Beaven, Ben Goffe and Will Bliss as the immortals and splendidly impassioned ones from Sandy Grierson, Amber James and Daniel York as the mortals’

Sunday Express

‘Chipo Chung’s superb performance in the title role makes one wish that Marlowe and Nashe had collaborated further’

Sunday Express

★★★★

‘Profoundly shocking, deeply compelling, Marlowe’s story of doomed love and destiny is epic story-telling’

Stage Review

‘A tragedy with a final scene so shocking that one can only admire Kimberley Sykes’ brilliant treatment of it’

Stage Review

‘[Chipo] Chung and [Sandy] Grierson make a handsome pair’

Stage Review