A selection of reviews for past
Lonesome Schoolboy Productions

 

'Director Niall Phillips plays expertly.'

LONDON THEATRE 1★★★★★

THE UPCOMING - ★★★★ 

'poignant and shocking, but ultimately heartwarming.'

LONDONTHEATRE1 - ★★★★ 

'well worthy of a trip down the Northern Line to Balham'

ACTDROP - ★★★★ 

'a well-written, entertaining and thought-provoking play'

I Thank You Theatre - ★★★★

'This was transformative theatre – I left Balham far more energised than when I arrived'

CARNS THEATRE PASSION - ★★★★ 

'Niall Phillips has drawn an accomplished performance from a talent cast.'

THE STAGE - ★★★

'Delicately drawn four-hander about class, art and love that explodes at the end'

STAGEY LADY

'Heart-warming and provocative in equal measure'

OUGHT TO BE CLOWNS

'Maddock and director Niall Phillips conjure up something really rather beautiful.'

THE PLAYS THE THING

'a group of compelling characters that naturally generate conflict'

'Enthralling and urgent.'

THE STAGE★★★★

'Phillips here manages to strike a balance by simply being as organic as possible.'

GRUMPY GAY CRITIC★★★★

'Wonderfully directed by Niall Phillips.'

Paul Vale, THE STAGE

'Lally crafts well-constructed monologues, confidently directed by Niall Phillips, that carry a strange caustic wit.'

THE STAGE

'With room for a laugh and a cry, Letters From Everyone tells its story of the big city with wit and pace, and holds its secrets till the very end. Good show.'

A YOUNGER THEATRE REVIEW

'Wonderful story was able to shine, making a clear point about society.'

★★★★ LONDON THEATRE 1

''Letters From Everyone' is an odd and haunting ninety minutes.'

Shyama Perera, MONKEY MATTERS THEATRE

'Niall Phillips has done a good job honing these truthful performances and in giving the whole production a convincing fluidity.'

WEST END FRAME

'Well-developed characters and a tight story, with no excess baggage.'

★★★★

EVERYTHING THEATRE

 'Lonesome Schoolboy Productions, I hope, will continue to devise these nifty platforms for emerging talent. Especially as the ticket sales prove there is a robust appetite for this breed of fairly priced, organic theatre.'

THAT'S THEATRE DARLING REVIEWS.

 'The dialogue is beautiful.'

ENTERTAINMENT FOCUS.

★★★★

PUBLIC REVIEWS.

 'Lonesome Schoolboy Productions takes credit for bringing these two new works to the stage.'

PUBLIC REVIEWS.

 ★★★★

WEST END WILMA

 'Two plays for the price of one. Well-crafted, well-produced performances set in an intimate space.'

EVERYTHING THEATRE

 'They deal with relevant and interesting subjects that are simultaneously universal in their appeal and specific in their content.'

WEST END FRAME

★★★★

WEST END FRAME

 'This proves to be an outstanding showcase for emerging talents.'

PUBLIC REVIEWS

'The actors all take good command of these thought-provoking new writings.'

WEST END FRAME

 'Pitched just at the right level.'

BARGAIN THEATRE

 'Young love, lustful love, true love, fatherly and brotherly love are all encountered,

however with the backdrop of death hanging heavily over the production.'

WEST END FRAME

'The writing shows a clear understanding of the pain, regret and even guilt.'

PUBLIC REVIEWS

 'On the whole, Love vs Hate is a well thought out and effective evening of theatre.'

BARGAIN THEATRE

 'An intensely moving and depressing show. It was all so very real: real people, real problems.'

EVERYTHING THEATRE

 'Strong positive to be mentioned was the quality of acting by the entire cast.'
WEST END WILMA


'It takes the audience on a real whirlwind roller-coaster of emotions.'
BARGAIN THEATRE
 

'The concept was fun, and interesting.'
WEST END WILMA
 

'We were impressed with how Lonesome Schoolboy Productions marketed the production. They created an engaging social media campaign devising their own hashtags #LOVEvsHATE #TeamHate #TeamLove giving the audience an opportunity to form their allegiances before or after the show.'
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