★★★★ Mightily moving TIME OUT
★★★★★ Lands is a proper theatrical rollercoaster, journeying into the emotional worlds of cruelty, despair, anger, injustice, deep sorrow and plenty more GREATER MANCHESTER REVIEWER
★★★★ About everything and anything from intoxication, loneliness, despondency, desensitisation...it starts to feel like a ticking time bomb, as we wait for horrifying results WHATSONSTAGE
An Antler and Bush Theatre Co-production
Created by Jaz Woodcock-Stewart in collaboration with Leah Brotherhead and Sophie Steer
Direction Jaz Woodcock-Stewart
Performers Leah Brotherhead and Sophie Steer
Initial Development with Richard Perryman and Nasi Voutsas
Producer Claire Gaydon
Design Charlotte Espiner
Lighting Design Rajiv Pattani
Stage Manager Rachel Darwood
Production Photographs (Bush Theatre) Helen Murray
Production Photos (Summerhall) Meurig Marshall
Rehearsal Photographs Alex Brenner
Developed at Battersea Arts Centre
Kindly Supported by New Diorama Theatre and Arts Council England
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian Recommended Shows 2017
A late and very welcome addition to the programme is LANDS by Antler, a sparse, desolate evocation of loneliness.
Exeunt recommended shows 2017, The Word of Mouth Favourites
Incisive, tender, tough and heartbreaking.
Definitely enormously recommended.
Andrew Haydon, Postcards from the Gods
Unlike anything I’ve seen at the fringe before.
Hannah Greenstreet, Exeunt
Lands is an instantly engrossing exploration of obsession, of relationships and communication, of drive and determination, and fear of failure. Expect to be taken on a surprising rollercoaster of emotions, from belly-laughs to anguish.
★★★★ To Do List London
The simplicity is genius.
Sheer brilliance of the writing, directing and acting.
★★★★ Broadway Baby
Difficult to tie it up in a neat conclusion.
Lands is a fantastic, quietly intelligent allegory
★★★★ Arthur’s Seat
For many years Antler have been one of the most interesting companies producing work at the Edinburgh Fringe. Their unique style has won them critical praise and is wonderfully exemplified in Lands, which may just be their most engaging work to date.
★★★★ Reviews Hub