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Last week of Crushed Shells and Mud.

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There’s only a week left to catch CRUSHED SHELLS AND MUD at the Southwark Playhouse.

I’m so proud of the show. Incredible performances by all of our astounding cast – ALEX LAWTHER, HANNAH BRITLAND, ALEXANDER ARNOLD, SIMON LENAGAN, LAURA HOWARD, CLARE ALMOND. Stunning realised by a top-notch creative team headed by the fantastic RUSSELL

Here are some of the things that have been said about the play (I’ve selected things that focus on the writing, but there’s an abundance of praise for the outstanding, award-nominated performances and production to be found elsewhere).

Musgrave writes so beautifully: these intricate, intimate moments – psychological dances of persuasion, rivalry and cruelty. (whatsonstage)
‘Teen spirit in the apocalypse… A sensitive portrait of a teenage love triangle…Russell Bolam’s pensive production, with a strikingly rickety design by Ellan Parry, highlights the writing’s strengths. There’s much to admire in the performances, too’ (Evening Standard) 
‘The imagery is haunting, the performances are top class and the progression of the play always keeps us enthralled’. (
‘A heartwarming and heart wrenching portrayal of teenage relationships.’ (Exeunt Magazine).
‘4*s’ (Westend Wilma)
‘4*- ‘this play is infectious… troubling but thrilling …a performance that will stick with you’ (auditorium
And there’s lots on twitter (from people I don’t know!) including:
‘Can’t stop thinking about #CrushedShellsSP @swkplay last night. A captivating and compassionate play with a stellar cast! Go and see it
‘Gripping, charismatic, heartfelt writing, elegantly played by a vibrant cast – 5*’
‘Intimate and eerie, storytelling at its finest, #CrushedShellsSP @swkplay enchanting set and courageous acting from all. Go see!’
‘Crushed Shells & Mud at @swkplay had me on the edge of my seat. Incredible acting and the 2 hours flew by. Intriguing, dark and haunting.’