NARVIK: Reviews round-up 15/09/2015

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“Lizzie Nunnery’s thrillingly enigmatic memory play… Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder’s production for Box of Tricks has a chilled, hallucinatory quality… It is the music – a skein of electronically filtered shanties and ballads performed by Nunnery and her regular collaborators Vidar Norheim and Martin Heslop – that is used to most atmospheric effect… A thrillingly theatrical encapsulation of a little-known theatre of war.”
★★★★ The Guardian

“Nunnery’s words and Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder’s direction quickly draw you in. The cast create an atmospheric soundscape, and the plot zigzags like a ship trying to outrun a German U-boat, throwing up some unexpected moments… Compelling, at times almost poetic, storytelling… Narvik’s 80 minutes move swiftly by, and there’s a satisfying (Arctic) circle to Nunnery’s Norse saga.”
★★★★ Liverpool Echo

“A moving and powerful piece… Haunting and atmospheric.”
★★★★★ The Skinny

“When a piece of theatre like Narvik comes along, rich in dialogue as well as music and song, you can not help but be completely absorbed… Moments of real tenderness, humour and plenty of tension… A strong script, with excellent performances all round. ”
★★★★ Purple Revolver

“An excellent piece of work… For Lizzie Nunnery, Narvik easily stands side by side with her stunning The Swallowing Dark, a play of great importance and dedication to the story, a skillful piece of artistic undertaking. ”
8.5/10 Liverpool Sound & Vision

Run of NARVIK at Playhouse Studio must end Saturday 19th September. Book at