Reviews for Girls

Theresa Ikoko’s GIRLS, received great reviews for the 2016 Talawa Theatre Company co-production with HighTide and Soho Theatre.   These followed Best New Play wins from both the Alfred Fagon and George Devine awards.  

Talawa Theatre Company, HighTide and Soho Theatre presented Theresa Ikoko’s award-winning GIRLS in Edinburgh as part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2017 (22 – 27 August at Pleasance 2, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ).

  • The Times

    ★★★★ “Scorchingly intelligent and as powerful as a gut punch”

  • Time Out

    ★★★★ " ... clever, audacious, entertaining and full of promise."

  • Stage Talk

    ★★★★★ " ... deals with topics that could be uncomfortable, but handles them deftly, with humour and style. Its script is tight and smart, packed with dialogue that is poetic in its truth. Its leads are charming, and magnetic."

  • Libby Purves

    ★★★★ “A classic … It is to the credit of Ikoko, and her director Elayce Ismail, that the horrors are fleeting, and all the worse for that”

  • The Reviews Hub

    ★★★★ "Beautifully written and thoughtfully portrayed"

  • Broadway World

    ★★★★ "Theresa Ikoko's brilliant debut play"

  • A Younger Theatre

    “... has a lot to say and is saying it, loudly”

  • The Sunday Times

    ★★★★ "A brave, striking debut, made memorable by superbly nuanced, gripping central performances."

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