Reviews: Here's What Critics Are Saying About the U.K. Premiere of Marjorie Prime | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: Here's What Critics Are Saying About the U.K. Premiere of Marjorie Prime

The Jordan Harrison play explores the limits of what technology can replace in the face of age.

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Jordan Harrison's Marjorie Prime opened March 15 at London's Menier Chocolate Factory, and the reviews are rolling in! Making its U.K. premiere, the production began previews March 3 and runs through May 6.

Anne Reid stars Marjorie, an 85-year-old woman, alongside Richard Fleeshman as Walker, Nancy Carroll as Tess, and Tony Jayawardena as Jon. The play explores the limits of technology and questions of mortal identity through Marjorie. As her memory begins to fail, a handsome new AI is programmed to repeat the story of her life to her, whether she wants to remember or not.

Read the reviews below.

CityAM (Adam Bloodworth)

Evening Standard (Nick Curtis)

The Independent (Alice Saville)

iNews (Kate Maltby)

London Theatre (Matt Wolf)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

TimeOut (Andrzej Lukowski)

The Times (Clive Davis) *

The Stage (Sam Marlowe)

Theatre Weekly (Greg Stewart)

WhatsOnStage (Theo Bosanquet)

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

Dominic Dromgoole directs the production which features set and costume design by Jonathan Fensom and lighting design by Emma Chapman.

Marjorie Prime was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist, has previously played at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum/Center Theater Group and New York City's Playwrights Horizons.

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