Brits Off Broadway Run

59E59 Theatres

April 2014

Brits Off Broadway 2014 Leaflet

Brits Off Broadway flyer

Brits Off Broadway flyer

Photos- Credit Carol Rosegg

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“Rahila Gupta’s heartbreaking, beautiful and important new work tackles the infuriating battles a Mother must face by choosing to fight for her disabled son’s dignity, education and very life.” David Schwimmer‏, actor, Friends.

“within minutes.. we were mesmerized–astounded and moved. The acting blew me away– as did the play.”  Kathy Najimy, Sister Act

Brits Off Broadway 2014 Reviews

Jaye Griffiths plays the mother with such perfection that I would not be surprised if many people thought that she really was her. Her connection to Nihal seems palpable as her eyes flicker towards his photo which stands at the edge of the stage, and she keeps her emotions perfectly in balance to make sure that the play does not erupt too quickly – giving away just enough to keep you invested but saving the cascades of heartfelt fury and sadness for just the right moments. – See more at: http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/edinburgh-fringe-review-dont-wake-me-the-ballad-of-nihal-armstrong-with-jaye-griffiths-nihal-theatre-company/#sthash.LBEKUQSc.dpuf
Jaye Griffiths plays the mother with such perfection that I would not be surprised if many people thought that she really was her. Her connection to Nihal seems palpable as her eyes flicker towards his photo which stands at the edge of the stage, and she keeps her emotions perfectly in balance to make sure that the play does not erupt too quickly – giving away just enough to keep you invested but saving the cascades of heartfelt fury and sadness for just the right moments. – See more at: http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/edinburgh-fringe-review-dont-wake-me-the-ballad-of-nihal-armstrong-with-jaye-griffiths-nihal-theatre-company/#sthash.LBEKUQSc.dpuf
Jaye Griffiths plays the mother with such perfection that I would not be surprised if many people thought that she really was her. Her connection to Nihal seems palpable as her eyes flicker towards his photo which stands at the edge of the stage, and she keeps her emotions perfectly in balance to make sure that the play does not erupt too quickly – giving away just enough to keep you invested but saving the cascades of heartfelt fury and sadness for just the right moments. – See more at: http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/edinburgh-fringe-review-dont-wake-me-the-ballad-of-nihal-armstrong-with-jaye-griffiths-nihal-theatre-company/#sthash.LBEKUQSc.dpuf
Jaye Griffiths plays the mother with such perfection that I would not be surprised if many people thought that she really was her. Her connection to Nihal seems palpable as her eyes flicker towards his photo which stands at the edge of the stage, and she keeps her emotions perfectly in balance to make sure that the play does not erupt too quickly – giving away just enough to keep you invested but saving the cascades of heartfelt fury and sadness for just the right moments. – See more at: http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/edinburgh-fringe-review-dont-wake-me-the-ballad-of-nihal-armstrong-with-jaye-griffiths-nihal-theatre-company/#sthash.LBEKUQSc.dpuf
Jaye Griffiths plays the mother with such perfection that I would not be surprised if many people thought that she really was her. Her connection to Nihal seems palpable as her eyes flicker towards his photo which stands at the edge of the stage, and she keeps her emotions perfectly in balance to make sure that the play does not erupt too quickly – giving away just enough to keep you invested but saving the cascades of heartfelt fury and sadness for just the right moments. – See more at: http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/edinburgh-fringe-review-dont-wake-me-the-ballad-of-nihal-armstrong-with-jaye-griffiths-nihal-theatre-company/#sthash.LBEKUQSc.dpuf
TheaterMania 6/04/2014
“Griffiths does an impeccable job carrying the weight of the play on her back. She dives headfirst into this rollercoaster of emotional peaks and valleys, landing the immensity of them all while also doing service to the aural nature of Gupta’s prose. The captivating clarity of her voice meets the demands of Gupta’s sweeping language, evoking the crisp delivery of a Shakespearean monologue. Slater directs the minimalist work with an equally slight hand, allowing Gupta’s words to ring clearly through Griffiths’ performance.”
Woman Around Town 7/04/2014
“Jaye Griffiths is magnificent!”
Theater Reviews Limited
“Drama at its best and not to be missed.”

Blogcritics FIVE STARS

‘It is emotionally searing, yet numbing. It is cathartic and exhausting. In short, it tries one’s range of feeling and then probes deeper until it strikes raw nerve…Through the combined and attentive efforts of playwright, actor, director and creative team, I came to know Rahila Gupta, Nihal and the vitality of their transcendent love. Theirs is a love I will not easily forget.’

 

http://ht.ly/vB5s8

Ethan Kanfer 15/4/13

 “Though it does provoke some powerful emotions, this taut, 70-minute monologue takes a refreshingly unsentimental and truthful approach.”

http://ethankanfer.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/review-dont-wake-me-the-ballad-of-nihal-armstrong-by-rahila-gupta-directed-by-guy-slater/

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