The Knight of the Burning Pestle

by Francis Beaumont
Shakespeare’s Globe

Cast: Pauline McLynn / Phil Daniels / Matthew Needham / Paul Rider / Dickon TyrrellHannah McPake / Dean Nolan / Giles Cooper / Dennis Herdman / Sam Hargreaves / David Tarkenter / Paul Brenda / Jolyon Coy / Louise For (original cast:  Alex Waldman / Brendan O’Hea / Sarah MacRae / John Dougall)

Composer: Nigel Hess / Choreographer: Sian Williams / Designer: Hannah Clark / Fight Director: Kev McCurdy / Photographer: Marc Brenner

★★★★ Guardian
★★★★ Telegraph
★★★★ London Theatre

★★★★ Sunday Telegraph
★★★★ Times
★★★★ Broadway World

★★★★ Sunday Times
★★★★ What’s On Stage
★★★★ British Theatre

★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ Exuant
★★★★★ Stage Door

★★★★ It's a production that takes the play off the academic shelf and gives it new life
The Guardian          

★★★★ Adele Thomas’ ingenious direction brings a work that’s more often studied than seen into roaring, battling life.
★★★★ In the capable hands of director Adele Thomas, it flies             
The Telegraph      

★★★★ This 1607 satire by Francis Beaumont turns out to be a delight in a vibrant production from talented young director Adele Thomas.
Evening Standard


Adele Thomas’ quite glorious, beautifully judged and
perfectly performed production   

British Theatre

Without exception, the cast were brilliant, and carried the chaotic lunacy with infectious energy and enthusiasm. I loved this play, and its performance.
Migrant Press

A strong ensemble and comic choreography - of movement, timing and sound - are the bedrock of successful farce and this production of a fine Jacobean farce has both.
The Stage