Two men meet on a subway platform; the chance encounter instantly changing the trajectory of both their lives.
Thrown together, their conversation quickly turns to the most essential and existential questions facing humanity. While their beliefs seem irreconcilable, the answers they seek could mean the difference between life and death.
Multi award-winning writer Cormac McCarthy‘s gripping play explores redemption, faith and free will – can you be your brother’s keeper is he doesn’t want to be kept? His celebrated other works include The Road, All the Pretty Horses and No Country for Old Men.
Despite the efforts of both actors, one feels that The Sunset Limited may be the Cormac McCarthy road not taken for many
The Sunset Limited is a compelling 90 minute-er
All talk, no theatre
The Sunset Limited is so thematically laden that it becomes all too easy to forget about the characters, indeed it becomes difficult to empathise or care about either of them
What initially appears to be a fight of wit and persuasion transforms into a real insight into severe mental illness
This seemingly naturalistic – or, more likely, intentionally surrealist – play draws parallels to Samuel Beckett
Cormac McCarthy two-hander that drips with sadness and tenderness
Fine performances in intellectually strenuous play
Shot through with dry wit and gallows humour
Gary Beadle and Jasper Britton give great performances in Cormac McCarthy’s tedious play about faith and nihilism
Performances of wrenching feeling
Thought-provoking and technically impressive, but frustratingly elliptical as a piece of drama
Cormac McCarthy’s dense, bleak drama packs a punch
Gary Beadle and Jasper Britton are excellent in this static and plotless existential treatise, but still can’t transcend its dramatic limitations