Reviews

★★★★★

‘A sensational triumph. Beautiful and poetic. A spectacular piece of Theatre, Sally Cookson’s La Strada is an absolute must see ’

Culture Vulture
★★★★★

‘A wonderful theatrical experience’

Plays To See
★★★★

‘La Strada is a theatrical feast for the eyes and ears’’

Broadway World

‘This new production uses its wit and inventiveness to give a good night out... Fellini would have been happy.’

I Choose Birmingham
★★★★★

‘La Strada dazzles as it seamlessly whisks audiences through the bleak, rural landscape, to the lights and high-wires of the circus tent’

The Arts Shelf

‘La Strada is a delight, Cookson’s storytelling so rich that I literally didn’t want this production to end; it is a work of real beauty, full of heart, a true theatre gem.’

Manchesters Finest

‘La Strada as a performance achieves everything that good theatre should – it will bring joy, sadness and overall it will entertain and leave you aching for more.’

Families Online

‘‘What Cookson does brilliantly – as ever – is stage story through the senses.’ ’

Whats on Stage
★★★★

‘‘Cookson and her composer Benji Bower have made a piece of enthralling theatre, underscored and enhanced by music throughout.'’

The Stage
★★★★

‘An intricately layered, richly textured piece of enthralling theatre ’

The Stage

‘'Undeniable charm' ’

Time Out
★★★★

‘‘It is the spectacle that persists and that lifts our spirits.’ ’

Broadway World

‘‘beautifully imagined’   ’

The Telegraph
★★★★

‘The show creates its own spellbinding reality. ’

London Theatre
★★★★

‘‘Cookson and her company magnificently conjure a fresh and dynamic vision.’ ’

London Theatre
★★★★

‘haunting, melancholic and beautiful’

The Evening Standard
★★★★

‘unforgettable sweetness … wise and magical’

The Observer
★★★★

‘a performance of great delicacy and acrobatic skill’

Daily Express
★★★★

‘Cookson directs a fine ensemble in a witty and inventive high-wire production with a modern edge’

The Guardian
★★★★★

‘Terrific. Superb performances across the board’

Bristol Post
★★★★★

‘Spellbinding. A brilliantly reimagined work for the stage. Do not miss director Sally Cookson’s gripping entertainment’

Oxford Times
★★★★

‘A beautiful, poetic piece, full of atmosphere and a little touch of magic’

Female Arts
★★★★★

‘Exuberant and evocative’

Stage Talk Magazine
★★★★★

‘A truly inspiring piece of theatre’

Sardines Magazine
★★★★★

‘A show I would urge everyone to go and see’

About Milton Keynes
★★★★

‘Beautifully told, does full justice to the genius of Fellini’

What's On
★★★★★

‘Spectacular talent. Truly mesmerising’

Whats Good To Do

‘Wonderful. I’d pay good money to see cookson adapt almost anything... It’s a marvel’

The Times

‘A sensational triumph. Sally Cookson’s La Strada is an absolute must see’

Culture Vulture

‘Sally Cookson is fast becoming one of theatre's most imaginative and distinctive directors’

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

‘Sally Cookson, a new name for theatre lovers to watch out for’

Evening Standard

‘A truly creative and imaginative piece of theatre; bittersweet, poignant and melancholy’

Broadway World

‘Evocative and compelling entertainment… la strada is pure theatrical magic’

Bedfordshire on Sunday

‘A remarkable and captivating piece of theatre; intelligent, engaging and unusual. Productions like this need to be supported, embraced and treasured’

UK Theatre Network

‘A masterclass of stagecraft and theatrical ingenuity. A hauntingly beautiful piece of total theatre. Stunningly presented by the talented cast of actor-musicians’

London Theatre