The Vertical Hour

by David Hare

"The timing is uncanny. With Britain poised to join air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, the Park has chosen to revive David Hare’s 2006 play which deals, in part, with the consequences of our last invasion of that country. ...Hare’s eloquent, disquisitory play suggests global politics can never be divorced from private psychology... Well acted... A welcome revival."
★ ★ ★ ★ Guardian [Click here to read the full review]

"Bloody brilliant: an extraordinary piece of public thinking that benefits both from the distance of a decade and, as another Gulf war looms into view, a renewed sense of urgency ...Delivered exquisitely."
★ ★ ★ ★ Time Out [Click here to read the full review]

"The interweaving of the personal with the political is so skilful, the viewpoints presented with such eloquent force, that it’s impossible not to be gripped... A play for today." 
★ ★ ★ ★ Times [Click here to read the full review]

"A totally absorbing theatrical experience with David Hare at his best." Ham & High
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Ham & High [Click here to read the full review]

"This is an inspiring piece of playwriting... timeley and engrossing."
★ ★ ★ ★ The Arts Desk [Click here to read the full review]