****  'fiercely intelligent... attention is locked and loaded like a tractor beam. There are strong echoes of Mike Leigh ... for many there cannot be much higher praise than that. The Barrier strikes a lovely balance between flippancy and heft ... both fleet footed and utterly memorable.'
    Greg Wetherall, Islington and Hackney Gazette, 10/10/13

    ****  'fully engages with contemporary issues ... the tension created pricks us throughout'
    Melissa Ghidini, Remotegoat, 7/10/13

    ***  'An intelligent and topical play that embraces important themes.'
    Stephen Bates, The Public Reviews, 8/10/13

    ***  'funny, perceptive social observation'
    Vicky Ellis, Whatsonstage 17/10/13

    'The plight of Shalev and Malka is genuinely compelling .. their confusion is palpable .. The more I think about it, the gladder I am I went to see this play.'
    Katy Evans, Baroque in Hackney, 29/9/13

    'a very relevant insight into conflicts arising when two very different cultures clash'
    Camilla Gurtier, A Younger Theatre, 1/10/13

Photos by Simon Annand