★★★★★ 'A laugh-out-loud play which uses America’s original sin of slavery to explore identity and relationships in a family drama.' Afridiziak


★★★★★ 'A captivating theatrical experience.' Gay Times

★★★★ 'This is an audacious, vividly atmospheric tour de force' Evening Standard

★★★★ 'Ola Ince’s production faithfully captures the play’s mix of sibling rivalry and ghost story, and Fly Davis’s design suggests, in a manner reminiscent of Blithe Spirit, that even the furniture is spooked.' The Guardian

★★★★ 'Dark secrets and dazzling touches in unsettling family reunion.' Times

★★★★ 'Ola Ince's production needles and builds in a succession of agonising emotional confrontations.' Timeout

★★★★ 'Executed with a light touch and formidable intelligence, it’s a stunning act of theatrical subversion.'The Stage

★★★★ '...tautly and sensitively directed by Ola Ince. Viciously funny and profoundly unsettling"' What's On Stage

★★★★ The Upcoming 

★★★★ Broadway World

★★★★ Mail on Sunday 

★★★★ Metro 

★★★★ Observer 

★★★★ Daily Telegraph 

★★★★ Financial Times 



★★★★★ 'Superb performances. This is as good as theatre gets' The Stage

★★★★ 'Ola Ince’s atmospheric, inventive production is electrifying' The Times

★★★★ 'A devastating dilemma, finely dissected. Sizzles with disclosure.' The Observer

★★★★ 'A modern classic. A fiercely realised staging' The Independent

★★★★ 'Thrillingly performed, with moments of extraordinary force' The Guardian

★★★★ 'Rich, thoughtful and moving. An electrifying staging of a terrific play' Financial Times

★★★★ 'A meticulous, gripping and emotionally devastating drama' Time Out

★★★★ 'Revelatory and energising, utterly absorbing' What's On Stage

★★★★ 'Letitia Wright’s performance is enough to make your spine tingle. To miss this would truly be mad' Metro

★★★★ 'Compelling performances from an excellent cast. It's hard to fault Ola Ince's fabulous production' The Arts Desk



★★★★★Evening Standard

“One of the most exciting things I’ve seen all year. A work of art." Fiona Mountford

★★★★Times ​

"Inspiring, thoroughly enjoyable evening full of possibilities for where theatre might go next.”

★★★★ Guardian​

★★★★ Arts Desk 

★★★★ Timeout

“Totally, boldly different from anything else.” Alice Saville

★★★★The Stage

"Ola Ince’s production is an epiphany and game-changer. It throws away the rulebook and opens your ears and eyes to what theatre could and should be." JN Benjamin

Twilight Los Angeles 1992


★★★★★Morning Star

"Ola Ince’s tight, assured direction uses the space in such a way that we shift in our seats to follow the action, our bodies mirroring the changing perspectives of the voices we’re hearing."Katherine M Graham


★★★★ Observer

★★★★ Theatre Bubble

★★★★ Hive

★★★★ The Reviews Hub

★★★★ Times


"Bowers, lithe and nimble in a blue jumpsuit, never loses the narrative thread even while playing a multiplicity of characters. In Ola Ince’s production, she chats easily to audience members, wheels on a tea trolley during the interval and darts athletically around the auditorium...What was true in 1992 seems just as achingly pertinent in 2018." Michael Billington

★★★★ Exeunt

"In Ola Ince’s paired-down production for Notting Hill’s Gate Theatre, Nina Bowers performs the multi-person narrative with verve and agility. Its impact is breathtaking, and it illustrates the complexity, the knottiness, the sheer inequality, the resilience, and the anger of the time."Brendan Macdonald

Start Swimming


★★★★ Time Out

"Start Swimming radiates a puckishness and sense of mischief that mocks control systems even as it articulate their bleakness. To paraphrase the Dylan song the show presumably takes its title from, we leave with some faith that the times are a-changin. " Andrzej Lukowski

★★★★The Scotsman

"The assured, impassioned performances make this play feel raw and vivid." Susan Mansfield

★★★★The Stage

"Uniformly terrific cast." Ben Kulvichit




★★★★★ Metropolist

★★★★★ The Public Reviews


“Simply stunning.” Carole Woddis, Reviewsgate


“An intriguing rediscovery...Staged for the first time in nearly a century, this tragedy echoes Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler with absorbing results.” Andrew Dixon, The Guardian


“Ola Ince’s perfectly-pitched production reveals the piece to be a deeply humane drama that gestures outwards towards a wider social picture but that does so through a relatable, intimate and entirely domestic framework.” Alex Ramon, The Public Reviews


"I left the theatre stunned - Rachel is a thoughtful and unforgettable production of an overlooked but timeless classic. This play might be more than a century old, but the writing crackles with contemporary relevance, saying timeless things about race and human dignity that have been rarely said with such effectiveness. And what a production - beautifully conceived and delivered through an exceptional cast - it is jewel that was a privilege to see." Gus Casely-Hayford


The Soft of Her Palm


★★★★ Four Stars, Everything Theatre


“Skilfully directed by Ola Ince and with an excellent cast, this intense play discusses the mechanics of physical as well as psychological abuse.” Carolin Kopplin, UK Theatre


“Ola Ince directs with a punchy intensity.” Ian Foster, The Public Reviews


“The production is simple, slick and invasive, it will unsettle you and make you think, what more do you want from a night at the theatre?.”Kieran James, The Good Review


“Please don’t miss this intriguing new play” Carolin Kopplin, UK Theatre


“A powerful piece of drama, which resonates long after you leave the theatre... Disturbing conviction – I was genuinely shocked and jolted.” Everything Theatre

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