The Painkiller Reviews - Garrick Theatre (Branagh Theatre)

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Garrick Theatre (Branagh Theatre)

Garrick Theatre (Branagh Theatre)
2 Charing Cross Road

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Average Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars based on 7 review(s)


Latest Review: "I don't really know where to begin, other than to advise any would-be theatregoers to avoid this ..."

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    Tuesday, 29th Mar 2016 by Chaz

I don't really know where to begin, other than to advise any would-be theatregoers to avoid this shambolic production like the plague. Imagine all the outdatedness of the Carry On franchise, combined with cheap, slapstick humour and the racist undertones of a Jim Davidson gig - and you have yourself the tripe that is ironically named, The Painkiller; the namesake of which you'll be begging for in vast quantities after only 10 minutes of this punishment. Then again, if you're over 50 and vote UKIP, you'll probably like it.

    Thursday, 17th Mar 2016 by JennyD

Had a wonderful afternoon yesterday and haven't laughed so much in ages. Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon were fantastically funny and the physical comedy was hysterical. I am seriously considering booking again!!

    Thursday, 17th Mar 2016 by christopher

A brilliant play or, rather, clever farce with great actors enjoying physical comedy. Lots of language fireworks and clever use of props

    Sunday, 13th Mar 2016 by PattieV

Saw the play last Wednesday. Absolutely brilliant, so funny and perfectly executed. Great to see these two actors together and with Kenneth Branagh playing a very different role to a more classical part.....and I love Rob Brydon, excellent in everything he does.

    Saturday, 12th Mar 2016 by ray ayres

There should be more toilet facilities, as people all around us were weeing themselves with laughter. Sir Brian Rix would have endorsed the on stage performance from every member of the cast.

    Tuesday, 8th Mar 2016 by Frances

Brilliant!!! Had tears rolling down my cheeks most of the show. Couldn't have asked for a more entertaining evening!

    Monday, 7th Mar 2016 by Rob

Dismal - fine acting talent wasted in an over contrived play.

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Booking From: Saturday, 30th April 2016
Booking Until: Saturday, 30th April 2016
Important Info: Ticket purchases will be limited to a maxium of six tickets per person across all performances. Tickets will be dispatched 2 weeks prior to the performance. Audio Described Performance - Tuesday 29 March 2016 7.30pm  Captioned Performance - Tuesday 22 March 2016 7.30pm 

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