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The Verdict Read the Reviews for West End The Human Voice, Starring Ruth Wilson

Ivo van Hove directs his adaptation of the Jean Cocteau piece at London's Harold Pinter Theatre.

Ruth Wilson

Critics' reviews are in for Tony winner Ivo van Hove’s stage adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s The Human Voice. The production opened March 22 at London's Harold Pinter Theatre after starting previews March 17. Performances continue through April 9.

Directed by van Hove, the production stars two-time Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Ruth Wilson. The Human Voice presents a woman in the midst of heartbreak on a final phone call with her former lover.

Read the reviews.

Culture Whisper (Holly O'Mahony)

Evening Standard (Nick Curtis)

Financial Times (Sarah Hemming)

iNews (Sam Marlowe)

Londonist (Franco Milazzo)

The Arts Desk (Aleks Sierz)

The Guardian (Arifa Akbar)

The Telegraph (Claire Allfree)

The Times (Clive Davis)

Time Out (Caroline McGinn)

WhatsOnStage (Alex Wood)

Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

The production features designs from frequent Van Hove's collaborator Jan Versweyveld.

Cocteau was a French poet, playwright, novelist, designer, filmmaker, visual artist, and critic. His additional principal works for the stage include La Machine Infernale, Les Parents terribles, La Machine à écrire, and L'Aigle à deux têtes.

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