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For Mephisto (A Rhapsody) at The Gate Theatre:


It's a high-octane production from Kirsty Housley, who is already a must-see director.


…a thrilling kaleidoscope of provocations

Evening Standard ****

One of the most thought-provoking and enjoyable pieces of theatre I have seen in a long while


tailored for an English-speaking audience by the remarkable Kirsty Housley


Her work fizzes with ideas 

 The Observer *****

Kirsty Housley’s ravishingly good production turns into a kind of avant-garde fantasia deluxe [...] an exquisitely staged nightmare.' 

The Times ****


For The Long Goodbye Livestream at Manchester International and Wetransfer


It’s unbelievably good, the most original and engaging live performance you will see during the pandemic. In fact you won’t have seen anything like this before Covid either. 

Inews ****

Under Housley’s direction a one-man show recorded on a phone camera in an empty setting becomes instantly iconic.

The Stage *****

For Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran for The Traverse Edinburgh


Dazzling and  discombobulating.... high-tech, high-octane production by Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley. 

The Guardian ****

For Tao of Glass at Manchester Royal Exchange: 

Visionary.... Every so often your eyes will fill with tears, for there is only so much that the human heart can hold within it.

The Observer *****

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