Alice Saville, Freelance

Selected reviews by Alice Saville, freelance theatre critic for publications including TimeOut and the Financial Times

Alice Saville is a freelance arts and culture writer for publications including Time Out, the Financial Times, The Independent, Exeunt and more.

Alice is also Head of Engagement at Stagedoor.

Previous roles including Deputy Theatre Editor at TimeOut.

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Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) at the Criterion Theatre (2024)

★★★★
"Boy-meets-girl musical is a self-referential treat" (Kiln Theatre) "A bumbling English boy and a spiky New York barista collide in…
The Independent
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MJ The Musical at the Prince Edward Theatre (2024)

★★★★
"Dark and dazzling production exposes singer’s late career for the haunted circus it was" "Nods to the looming abuse scandal…
The Independent
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Opening Night: A New Musical at the Gielgud Theatre (2024)

★★★
"Sheridan Smith exquisitely self-destructs in weird meta-West End musical" "Rufus Wainwright’s songs reach new emotional heights, Smith’s performance is radiant…
The Independent
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For Black Boys Who Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy at the Garrick Theatre (2024)

★★★★
"Ryan Calais Cameron’s Olivier-nominated sleeper smash is a gloriously un-West End hit" (Apollo Theatre) "All of its cast and most…
TimeOut
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Nachtland at the The Young Vic (2024)

★★★★
"A dark, unsettling drama about finding Hitler’s art in the attic" "Jane Horrocks plays an art expert in this unsettling,…
The Independent
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An Enemy of the People at the Duke of York's Theatre (2024)

★★★
"Matt Smith’s modish Ibsen revival leaves a political fuse unlit" "The ‘Doctor Who’ star makes a daring choice for his…
The Independent
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Just For One Day at the The Old Vic theatre (2024)

★★★
"This Live Aid musical is Bob Geldof’s tribute to... himself" "The Old Vic’s musical about Bob Geldof’s generation-defining Wembley concert…
The Independent
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The Hills of California at the Harold Pinter Theatre (2024)

★★★
"A sweet return from Jez Butterworth – but it’s no Jerusalem" "The world of this play is an intriguing and…
The Independent
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2 thoughts on “Alice Saville – London Theatre Critic”

  1. PATRIOTS written by Peter Morgan and directed by Rupert Goold 2022 Almeida Theatre
    I saw it last night and have urged friends and family to get a return if possible. Tom Hollander’s performance as Boris Berezovsky was sublime. Will Keen plays Putin whose character’s metamorphosis into a cold blooded psychopath was tangible. Abromovich, played by Luke Thallon, was a likeable, quietly opportunistic sociopath. Berezovsky was driven by manipulative greed only to see the light of the life he could’ve had, had he chosen the different path of academia. He was ultimately a misplaced genius.
    The quality of both dialogue and direction were undeniably top notch.
    As a “layperson,” I would’ve given it a five star rating. The reviews however were less generous.
    I do hope it ultimately transfers..
    Denise Peters (author) – a wannabe “Peoples’ Choice” theatre critic!

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