WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE
Pumped up and fast moving the show rattles along with the energy of a pop concert ... this is a production that surely must endure beyond the three weeks it’s scheduled at Leeds.
Ultimately, director Ryan McBryde has to take credit for cranking up the farce and a sense of anarchy while delivering a highly synchronised show. The result is one of the best stage adaptations ever produced and one which, surely, is destined for even bigger things.
Yorkshire Evening Post
Ryan McBryde's up-tempo production...becomes difficult to resist. I laughed, I cried, though if there was an accident in the piddly-diddly department I'm not likely to admit it here.
An energetic rollercoaster ride ... this is a strong ensemble piece, with music, dance, comedy, assured direction and a clear emotional drive.
What’s On Stage
Louise Rennison’s witty, well-observed tales of teenage life make a winning transition to the stage care of Ryan McBryde’s lively production.
A brilliant, exuberantly youthful cast, a script that pushes all the right buttons and a directorial hand that borrows from the best (there are hints of the Marx Brothers, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, Kneehigh and even Inspector Clouseau here) combine for a mega-hit.