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“Taste of Honey - a clever play with some great staging and excellent performances”
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is a theatre that everyone can enjoy, from the classics and spectacular musicals to new plays and special events for the entire family.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Any play at the National will probably be good.. really enjoyed this one written by Sheila Delaney when she was just 19 years old .. interesting mother daughter dynamics

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

The cast were great and the set captivating but nothing can take away from the fact this is a bit of a dud - the first half is passable but went really down hill in the second. We were a party of four and it was the wrost thing we had seen for some time. Can't believe it got such good reviews. Love O'Casey but will stick to his other plays in future.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Another fantastic night at the National. This play is not the easiest to put on and this production was an outstanding attempt. What the play lacks in a flowing narrative more than makes up for it in the acting, staging and the, quite literally, explosive second act.

Attention to detail is immaculate, the smell of a steak being burnt, the vision of the battlefield and the pyrotechnics. Be warned the second act is loud, visually violent and moving.

Overall the female actors have the best parts and, at least I think, steal the production. Overall acting is top drawer and as a complete production is satisfying but not perfect. Well worth seeing I a theatre well worth sitting in.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

My daughter and I, having booked to see A Small Family Business on Sunday, saw that there was a one and a quarter hour backstage tour starting an hour and a half prior to the performance so decided to do that as well. We visited the main theatres within the complex and a studio theatre as well as seeing sets close up, props etc. Our tour guide, Nick, made the tour interesting and amusing with plenty of anecdotes, and was happy to answer questions. There were just four of us on our tour; Nick made us feel very welcome and was interested in finding out about us as well as giving us information. My daughter is disabled, there were just a few stairs which she could manage and Nick carried her walking aid up and down them. We were not at all rushed but Nick made sure my daughter and I were not late for the performance. I would certainly recommend this tour. The play was very good too.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

This is the first time i've visited the National. It was bit tricky to find, but not too bad. We saw A Small Family Business in the Olivier Theatre. There's a large waiting area outside where we had a drink first. The theatre itself is lovely - a cosy atmosphere to it. The play was good - set was really nicely done and all the actors did a great job. I found it to be a little long - first half was a bit slow, but overall worth going to see.

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