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PRESS

'Fresh...funny and fast-paced. A true delight to watch.'

**** Official Theatre

 

'Incredibly witty...strong and intriguing. Funny and engaging performances.'

**** Female Arts

 

'Clever. Poignant...hilarious. Honest laughter and genuine entertainment.'

- A Younger Theatre

 

'Excellent...splendid style. Well written and funny. Will have you smiling throughout.'

- Everything Theatre

 

'Enjoyable...really spoke to me. On-point comedy timing. This show is worth seeing.'

- Bargain Theatreland

 

'A delightful little series of tales..beautifully rounded little fragment of theatre.'

- The Londoneer

 

'A bold collection of sketches.'

-ReviewsGate

 

'Great concept. Outrageous characters and a dose of humour.'

- The Public Reviews

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'Haunting...Who Is Moloch? raises a lot of questions.'

- What's On Stage

 

 

'Impassioned performances. Dark and complex...innovative.'

- The Londoneer

 

 

'A highly dramatic show with big ideas. Encompass are ones to watch.'

- Everything Theatre

 

 

'Poetic...tragic. Innovative, intelligent and interesting.'

- Views from the Gods

'Impressive' - The Stage     'Bold' - The Telegraph     'Encompass are ones to watch.' Everything Theatre

 

'Superb' ***** LondonTheatre1     'Theatre, to the point'  ***** West End Wilma     'Extraordinary' ***** London Unattached

'Astonishing' ***** Grumpy Gay Critic     'Outstanding' ***** EdFringe     'Great new writing' **** Everything Theatre  

'A true delight' **** Official Theatre     'Excellent' **** The Upcoming     'Brilliant' **** Theatre Bubble     'Stunning' **** Fringe Guru

 

'The brilliant Encompass push themselves with exciting, fresh material. There are great things to come.' **** Female Arts

 

'Poignant, genuine entertainment.' - A Younger Theatre

LIFE IN A SKETCHBOOK by Emma Minihan

WHO IS MOLOCH? by Pamela Carralero

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WHAT IT FEELS LIKE by Thomas Mayo

'Pitch-perfect. Intelligent, stimulating and heartfelt. The sheer beauty blew me away.'

***** EdFringe Review

 

'Outstanding. A creative explosion that'll delight, entertain and move.'

***** EdFringe Review  (Review 2)

 

'Impressively written...very funny, deliciously twisted. Stunning choreography.'

**** Fringe Guru

 

'A shattering piece of theatre...brilliant conceived. Go and see this play.'

**** Hairline

 

'A brave surrealist drama.'

- The Telegraph

 

'West-End potential...beautifully done. There should be more theatre like it.'

- Backstage Pass

 

'Visually stunning...genuinely moving and thought provoking.'

- A Younger Theatre

 

'Stunning choreography and physicality...talent cast, smoth stylish production.'

- Three Weeks

 

'Moments of theatrical delight and beauty.'

- The Public Reviews

 

'Stunning...unique and very moving. A reflection on universal human issues'

- InnoVAIT medical journal

 

'An original style...excellent physicality. Highly moving.'

- Mouth London

 

'Young, funky and innovative...I cannot recommend this play enough. Electrifying.'

- DamoWords Fringe Blog

 

'Moving, haunting and visually inventive.'

- Owen Sheers, poet and author

 

'A surreal and unsettling dream. Superb...incredible ingenuity.'

- The Founder

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'The right balance between drama and comedy. Heartfelt and resonant.'

- What's Peen Seen?

STORMIN' NORMAN by Paul G Raymond

'Clear enthusiasm for the work. If you like your theatre short and to the point, you’re in luck.' ***** West End Wilma

 

'Encompass Productions should be applauded...a talented pool of writers, directors and actors.' ***** LondonTheatre1

 

'A brilliant innovative platform...I was remarkably impressed with the high standard. Extraordinary new talent.' ***** London Unattached

 

'A critical cornerstone in new theatre writing. Utterly perfect.' ***** Grumpy Gay Critic

 

'Sheer creativity throughout. Gives new ideas a voice, the best, the brilliant and the diamonds in the rough.' **** Everything Theatre

 

'High quality acting and equally impressive directing panache. A breath of fresh air on the fringe circuit.' **** Theatre Bubble

 

'Impressed me immensely...Encompass produce theatre of a high-standard with a broad appeal.' **** Female Arts

 

'The whole night was full of amazing theatre. Absolutely deserve[s] to be seen by wider audiences.' **** Carn's Theatre Passion

 

'Bare Essentials shows just how little is needed to create entertaining, compelling pieces of theatre. All involved should be commended.' **** London Pub Theatres

 

'Encompass Productions must be doing magnificently well. Smoothly executed...deftly performed.' - BritishTheatre.com

 

'Stunning....precisely the kind of theatre London needs more of.' **** Pursued by Bears

 

'A powerful and creative night. It is quite rare to see  new writing of such a consistently high standard.' - Kate J Wilson

 

'Encompass deserve the recognition and applause. A great evening of theatre.' - Hello Emma Kay

 

'Wonderfully put together and presented. It is for good reason this is London’s best reviewed new writing night.' Elvesabout

 

'Minimal staging...maximum polish. A great mix of work, Encompass achieved a very entertaining evening.' - London Reviews

 

'Admirable...a great chance to see a good selection of theatre audiences possibly wouldn’t be exposed to.' - Bargain Theatreland

 

'Raw, edgy, with distinctive eloquent performances. Terrific direction...this is real theatre.' - John Foster (BAFTA award winning writer)

 

'Engaging and exciting. Celebrates new talent instead of feeding it to the sharks'

- Eat Culture

* London's best reviewed new writing night!

*YPlan 5* featured show

UK No.4 trending Twitter Topic (Jan '17)

Nominated for 4 Off West End Awards including:

 

Best New Play - Best Director - Best Male Actor - Best Set Designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Wonderful...poetic and stylishly genre. A proper thriller.'  **** West End Wilma

 

'Enthralling and chilling tale of murder, misery inner demons.' **** LondonTheatre1

 

'Psychologial food for thought.'  **** Breaking The Fourth Wall

 

‘Provocative and edgy. A sleek and polished production.’ - London Pub Theatres

 

‘Charismatic and inventive.’ - The Reviews Hub

*British Airways Top 9 London Shows 2014

*Vibe TIckets Top 5 Christmas Shows 2014

*YPlan featured show

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'A British sitcom and a Christmas film rolled into one; humour and a moral message worthy of A Christmas Carol. See this show.'  **** LondonTheatre1

 

'Neat little production guaranteed to strike a chord...impressive. Funny, original...intriguingly bizarre.' - The Stage

 

'Many genuine laugh-out-loud moments...ingenious and often surreal plot twists. Entertaining.'  - Everything Theatre

 

'An unexpected joy to watch. Excellent...heartwarming.' - Page to Stage

 

'Wonderfully comic. A giggly-good evening for all.' - Grumpy Gay Critic

 

'Dares to be different. A welcome, original addition to Yuletide entertainment in the West End.' - Female Arts

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*White Bear Theatre sell out show

*YPlan Editor's Choice

'Incredible. Will strike a chord with any viewer.'  **** LondonTheatre1

 

'Takes theatre to a place it has not yet been.' **** The Upcoming

 

'Superb...evocative. More like this for theatre please.'  **** Female Arts

 

'Incredibly impressive. Astonishing new writing.' **** Grumpy Gay Critic

 

'A classic piece of sci fi. Wonderful.' **** I Am Boards

 

'Excellent script and talented actors. Marvellous.' - A Younger Theatre

 

'Utterly credible. You really should see Stasis.' - Glass Magazine

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