Lloyd Hutchinson as Boris Godunov.  Photo by Ellie Kurttz.

Four stars 
'A rattling good tale… Michael Boyd, with Liz Ranken's excellent movement work, Lina Johnsson's acrobatics and Terry King's fight direction, creates tremendous crowds, battles, fountains and horsemanship in a small space… James Tucker is superb as Prince Shuisky'

Four stars 
'A play for today…strong performances abound…Lloyd Hutchinson's Boris is a mixture of calculating politician and anxious tyrant…first rate support from Lucy Briggs-Owen as a Polish princess hooked on the aphrodisiac of power, Patrick Romer as a troubled priest and Adam Burton as one of Russia's perennial secret policemen'

Four stars 
'Grotesque humour...Michael Boyd goes out with a flourish'
Sunday Times

Four stars 
'Incisively directed by Michael Boyd'

Gethin Anthony brings a charismatic glamour to the role of Grigory'
Daily Telegraph

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