Mission Drift London Press

In June 2013, the TEAM took Mission Drift across the pond to The Shed, the National Theatre’s temporary theatrical space on the South Bank in London, where it was met with great enthusiasm and positive reviews. Check out what the London press had to say about Mission Drift and the TEAM:

“A theatrical tornado, and a sideways glimpse into America’s tarnished, weary soul.”

The Guardian

The Guardian’s Lyn Gardner also gave us this fantastic tweet immediately after the performance

Mission Drift @NationalTheatre is a thing of fierce skittering beauty, skewering capitalist expansion through story of desert mirage. #stage

“It’s thrilling, it’s explosive, it burns with the heat of flashing neon and sun-soaked desert sand.This is unapologetically exciting theatre.”

Exeunt Magazine

“American capitalism really is a mindfuck of a subject, and if you’re going to attempt to address its entire history in a couple of hours then you really need a mindfuck of a play…Mission Drift is a whirlwind of song and sound and surreal vignettes that conveys the dizzying mania of America’s rise with an energy that’s part sickening, part exhilarating.”

Time Out London

“Intelligent or indulgent, bold or bewildering? It’s probably all of them at times. The dizzying theatrical bravura of the piece, however, keeps you fascinated and on edge throughout.”

Mark Shenton, The Stage

A “ mesmerizing drift through the legend of the American ‘frontier’.”

Evening Standard

“A raunchy roster of songs that twist and subvert the diamante-studded Vegas vibe.”

The Independent 

“A riotous and wickedly enjoyable fable of the creation and destruction of the American Dream in Las Vegas.”

What’s On Stage

“Mission Drift gets under the skin of American capitalism, while dazzling with its expansive ambition. With this pulsing piece the TEAM has given the capital its most politically potent musical since London Road.”

National Theatre Review

“This is fiercely intelligent stuff.”

New Statesman

 

 

 

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