6 March 2017
Author: The Place

Stepmother / Stepfather: reviews round-up

Arthur Pita's new double bill Stepmother / Stepfather started last week and we're glad to announce the reviews published so far, as well as what the audience has been saying about it. Stepmother / Stepfather will be in our theatre until 11 March. You can book your tickets here.

What the press said...

★★★★ "A splendidly perverse double bill. All horribly entertaining. A very dark treat indeed." The Observer 

★★★★"A joyously twisted chamber of horrors… Pita and his excellent cast also find moments of tender insight, and it’s through this singular and surprising balance of tone that Pita has established himself as one of his generation’s leading storytellers."  The Guardian

★★★★ "unsettling and ingenious", "devilish streak of humour [that] worms its way through this disquieting dance piece", The Stage     

★★★★ "a dark but thrilling double bill"Broadway World     

★★★★ "Those of a nervous disposition, look away now",  "Pita’s accomplished sideways storytelling works like a charm​", Dance Tabs

★★★  "I felt refreshed at having watched an evening’s performance by truly committed and talented dancers. Right now The Place just cannot seem to help getting better and better." Express  

"a truly wickedly gruesome double bill of dark dance" Nick Kyprianou

What you said...

"A room, a sheet, a story & an incredible choreographic imagination @PitaArthur 2-11 March (I'm going back)", @Marian__Kennedy

"Saw the amazing cast of #StepmotherStepfather great job very evil night out! Highly recommend!",  @lloydance

"Turned on by #StepmotherStepfather tonight @ThePlaceLondon A f****d up Disney/ Dirty midwest red neck in breeding adventure", @TheConnorDee

"Revels in the dark side of human nature... Fabulously macabre dance from Arthur Pita,"  @Rachel_Elderkin

"A very enjoyable evening of dark dance tonight at @ThePlaceLondon. On until 11th March. Catch it if you dare," @DavidAnnand

"Wonderful, dark, funny, dramatic storytelling & @ThePlaceLondon for themed bar, fab party", @no_commentary

"Wickedly funny. Will never hear Faure's Requiem the same way again", @SarahBurges37

"An incredible evening of dance, music, storytelling @ThePlaceLondon with @PitaArthur 's Stepmother/Stepfather! Dark yet so uplifting and fun", @LondonJulien

"So peeps go and see stepmother/stepfather @ThePlaceLondon by @PitaArthur - dark, delicious and thoroughly evil! Loved it on till sat 11th", @EttaMurfitt


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