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A reviews round-up for The Motherf**cker with the Hat at the National Theatre

It seems everyone is saying “oh but for that title”, well The Motherfucker with the Hat like its title is brilliant and bold.   The reviews are coming in and it’s a 4-5 star from most of the biggies and it’s well deserved.  Yes, there’s swearing, lot’s of it, but it’s integral to Stephen Adly Guirgis hilarious, whip-smart look at love and addiction.

THE STORY

Things are looking up for Jackie. He’s out of jail and staying clean thanks to his sponsor.
He might even have found a job. And of course there’s Veronica, who he’s loved since 8th grade. Nothing could come between them – except a hat.

CAST

The cast includes Ricardo Chavira, Martin Behrman, Nathalie Armin, Lisa Caruccio Came, Alec Newman, Flor De Liz Perez, Tom Peters and Yul Vázquez.

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REVIEWS ROUND-UP

STAR RATING Evening Standard

“A triumph for the National.’ It may contain an onslaught of profanity, but this play is full of brio and verve”

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STAR RATING The Independent

“It would be a shame if the title put you off. Stephen Adly Guirgis’s characters may use the f-word (and related profanities) almost as often as they draw breath, but this Tony-nominated play is gloriously funny and blisteringly honest as it shows its flawed, working-class personnel grappling with an unholy mess of addiction, infidelity, health-food and higher powers in contemporary New York.”

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STAR RATING The Daily Telegraph

“This dark, New York-set comedy of modern manners combines virtuoso verbals and real anger.”

“this Puerto Rican pair make George and Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? sound like the Waltons.”

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STAR RATING The Times

“Stephen Adly Guirgis’s careening comedy about love and addiction is really something to shout about.”

“the biggest blast in Rufus Norris’s National Theatre tenure so far.”

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STAR RATING The Guardian

“an exhilarating dash and bravura”

“the perfect balance between surface exuberance and stoical subtext”

“Ricardo Chavira, of Desperate Housewives fame, lends Jackie exactly the right muscular bewilderment, Flor De Liz Perez is all tempestuous guilt as his cokehead girlfriend and Alec Newman and Nathalie Armin as the sponsor and his wife vividly depict a marriage cemented by mutual loathing.”

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STAR RATING The Stage

“A sobering play about trying to stay sober from addictions leaves the audience on a non-drug high”

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