The Faith Machine

Alexi Kaye Campbell

The Faith Machine

A young woman forces her partner into a decision, with the choice he makes and other events on the same day, changing them both forever. Drama by Alexi Kaye Campbell, featuring Hayley Atwell and Ian McDiarmid. 3.3 out of 5 based on 10 reviews
The Faith Machine

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Location London
Venue The Royal Court
Director Jamie Lloyd
Cast Hayley Atwell, Bronagh Gallagher, Alan Westaway, Ian McDiarmid, Jude Akuwudike Kyle Soller
From August 2011
Until September 2011
Box Office 02075655000
 

A young woman forces her partner into a decision, with the choice he makes and other events on the same day, changing them both forever. Drama by Alexi Kaye Campbell, featuring Hayley Atwell and Ian McDiarmid.

Reviews

The Guardian

Michael Billington

Campbell's play overcomes its flaws because it is saying something important: that individualism is insufficient, that mankind lives by myths and stories and that we all need some kind of faith even if we can no longer subscribe to the dogmas of organised religion.

31/08/2007

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The Sunday Times

David Jays

Acting is [Campbell's] unstated but vital metaphor, representing not a brittle social mask but an innate dignity. Campbell uses his actors as adventurers, committed to exploring possibilities, finding new decencies, opening new aspects to the self. They can change. So can we.  

03/09/2007

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The Times

Libby Purves

Alexi Kaye Campbell’s new play is ambitious, impassioned and eloquent , with some of the best laughs since Clybourne Park

31/08/2007

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The Evening Standard

Henry Hitchings

The writing is studded with smart lines, yet too often it is preachy and contrived. Campbell engages with the legacy of 9/11, but after a great deal of early promise, the play comes unstuck through trying to address too many weighty issues.

31/08/2007

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The Financial Times

Sarah Hemming

Campbell writes with wit, lyricism and compassion, which Jamie Lloyd’s sensitive production draws out.

02/09/2007

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The Independent

Paul Taylor

A well-acted but strangely uncompelling production

01/09/2007

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The Independent on Sunday

Kate Bassett

At its most winning, The Faith Machine is intellectual and entertaining... Yet perhaps Campbell bit off more than he could successfully digest in a single play.

03/09/2007

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The Daily Mail

Quentin Letts

The Faith Machine will have you sucking your pencil long into the night

01/09/2007

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The Observer

Rachel Cooke

Though I was often irritated by The Faith Machine, I cannot say that I was bored.

03/09/2007

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The Daily Telegraph

Charles Spencer

Jamie Lloyd directs with clarity and style, and there are fine performances throughout... I think Campbell is a better dramatist when he keeps his canvas smaller, but there is no doubt that The Faith Machine confirms his talent.

01/09/2007

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