THE GAMBIT

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2015 Reviews


Iain Sykes of The Public Reviews

http://www.thepublicreviews.com/the-gambit-greater-manchester-fringe-festival-the-swan-dobcross/

"Two great actors"  "It’s an intelligent play and definitely one to see if you want to be challenged in the best possible way."


Dixon Baskerville of Broadway Baby

http://www.broadwaybaby.com/shows/the-gambit/707112

"Ben Rigby deivers a knock-out performance." "an immensely beautiful piece of work."


Chris Neville-Smith

https://chrisontheatre.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/edinburgh-fringe-2015-as-it-happens/

"a fascinating play to watch, with excellent performances"


Paul Levy of Fringe Review

http://fringereview.co.uk/review/edinburgh-fringe/2015/the-gambit/

"This is intelligent work, interpreted carefully and with precision"


Andrew Haydon, Postcards from the Gods

http://postcardsgods.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/the-gambit-waterside-arts-sale.html

"My experience was concern that I wasn’t getting something"


Stephen Walker, Fringeguru

http://edinburgh.fringeguru.com/reviews/edinburgh-2015/the-gambit

"The play is a dense web of ideas." "The acting is wonderful." "The Gambit's final move is the perfect one."



Reviews of the 2013 production


Steve Walker of Buxton Fringe Reviews

http://www.buxtonfringe.org.uk/reviews2013the.html

"this is definitely a must-see at Buxton Fringe 2013, an intense battle of ideas and ideals"

 

 

Tracey Lowe of the Good Review
http://thegoodreview.co.uk/2013/05/the-gambit-lass-ogowrie-manchester/
 "A wonderful, short piece about conflict in all it's forms."



Richard Stamp of Fringe Guru
http://www.fringeguru.com/reviews/buxton-2013/the-gambit.html
 "One of the unexpected treats of my fringe"

 

ONE TO WATCH nomination

http://www.fringeguru.com/reviews/brighton-2013/one-to-watch-award.html



Ruth Lovett of What's on Stage
http://www.whatsonstage.com/index.php?pg=207&story=E8831368771865
 "Well performed by Pearse and Rigby... both actors exude strong emotions."



Luke John Emmett of Theatre Bath

http://theatrebath.co.uk/blog/review-the-gambit-by-mark-reid-bath-fringe-festival-2013/

"leaves you thinking long after you exit the theatre"

 

 

Stewart Reuben from englishchess.org

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/chess-dramatised-the-gambit/#more-25528

"a difficult,interesting and well-acted play. Do go and see it."


 

Emma Slater from Viva Magazine

http://vivalifestyle.co.uk/the-gambit-review/

 "Rigby and Pearse are a fantastic double act"


 

Melanie Wallwork from The Bolton News

published Friday 19 July 2013

"A thoughtful and enjoyable account of two formidable characters and how many things in life are just like a game."