The time we live in is a wonder, it is both a time where we have never once been so
connected, but also have never been so alone. Double Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson stars in Jean Cocteau's monologue of connection and loneliness as it comes to the West End.
At the start of The Human Voice, a young woman speaks to her lover on the telephone. They have been together for a good five years hence expecting this to be a regular phone call.
When the supposedly love of her life declares his plans to wed another woman, the central
character is shaken. Broken into tears over the telephone, her heart shatters over the course of
one final conversation with her former love. In an era of hyperconnectivity and loneliness,
The Human Voice explores the significance of love and embraces raw emotions.
Creatives of The Human Voice
The Human Voice is a stirring monologue written by French playwright, poet, filmmaker and artist Jean Cocteau, who is best known for his stage works La Machine Infernale, Les Parents terribles, La Machine à écrire, and L’Aigle à deux têtes. The Human Voice is easily one of Cocteau’s most notable works, and has been adapted into films : a 2014 adaptation starring Sophia Loren, and a 2020 adaptation featuring Tilda Swinton.
Ruth Wilson Stars in The Human Voice
One of the biggest household names in recent years, Wilson is highly regarded in her field of interest as a two-time Olivier award-winner, Golden Globe winner, and Tony & BAFTA- nominated professional actress. Wilson is popularly known in the community for her diverse television roles who has received immense recognition and attention for her portrayal of Mrs Coulter in His Dark Materials, Alison Bailey in The Affair, along with Alice Morgan in Luther. Her portrayal of Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and her titular role in Anna Christie both earned her Olivier Awards. Wilson’s former stage credits - Constellations on Broadway has won her a Tony Award nomination for the Best Leading Actress in a Play and Hedda Gabler at London’s National Theatre.
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Do not miss out on this golden opportunity to spectate Ruth Wilson’s West End return for 31 performances only beginning this spring on 17 March 2022. Check out The Human Voice reviews and secure your tickets online promptly for the best seats and avoid disappointment!
Ruth Wilson’s stage presence is immense
Ruth Wilson is brilliant
Ruth Wilson shines
This is a bit of a mixed bag
Powerhouse central performance
Cocteau's central thesis feels dated
Fails to connect
Ruth Wilson shouldn’t have answered the phone
Ruth Wilson deserves better
Crying out for a splash of colour
Crossed wires and bad connections