Review: Terror, Lyric Hammersmith

Booking an interactive show in which we the audience get to play the role of the jury?

Using a gimmick to cover the business of reviewing the play….?


Being fascinated by the concept of Ferdinand von Schirach’s drama much more than its actual execution?

Loving the work of Tanya Moodie too much?

Wondering whether Sean Holmes’ production is ill-suited to the space of the Lyric and whether Anna Fleischle’s design ends up feeling way too remote?

Finding any mention of the German legal system dull?


Being fascinated by the moral conundrum that makes up the meat of the play but pretty much confident of how I would vote from the outset?
Does Terror make a courtroom drama theatrically exciting?

Will you still end up being somewhat entertained regardless? 

How will you decide?  
PS I’d be most interested to hear the final statistics on the verdicts, I can’t imagine it going any other way than it did tonight…

Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes (with interval)
Booking until 15th July

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