RoosevElvis London reviews are in!
“An exhilaratingly bumpy ride into the myth-making landscape of America…The pleasure is in the piece’s highly developed sense of the ridiculous…It’s a joyride into the construction of identity, and one with unexpected emotional resonance.”
“Combines witty cultural literacy with a tender intimacy… anchored by two performances of enormous conviction – a technically dazzling one from Sieh and a subtle, profoundly emotional one from King that lays bare the soul of America as a land full of heroes that is also a very lonely place to be.”
“The juxtaposition of President and popstar encapsulates something vital about masculinity…Image is key too: the way we present to the world, the identities we construct online, and our failure to measure up to our sense of self or our sense of others. It is, amongst other things, one of the best portraits of depression I’ve ever seen.”
“Two brilliant comic performances, born from rigorous research and intense acts of gender-bending empathy, make this a surprisingly easy sell from the get-go…when a company as talented as The TEAM serve an all-you-can-eat-feast, it’s worth adjusting your waistband.”
If there was only one theatre company making work in the world, it should be @theteamplays. #RoosevElvis @royalcourt
— Alexander Ferris (@AlFerris) October 24, 2015
#RoosevElvis @royalcourt is clever, silly, epic, intimate, funny, serious, quietly heartbreaking and quietly beautifully hopeful. ADORED it.
— Corinne Furness (@DisAgg) October 22, 2015
Sorrynotsorry I LOVED @theteamplays #RoosevElvis @royalcourt last night. Properly funny, imaginative and quite, quite mad.
— Martha Rose Wilson (@martharosew) October 27, 2015
Adored @theteamplays RoosevElvis tonight. Subversive hero drag soaked in all American beer & one inspiring road trip.
— LAURA NORMAN (@Cassette_Girl) October 24, 2015
Photo: Helen Murray