Opening night for Michael Sheen’s Hamlet, at The Young Vic, took place yesterday evening. Since then a steady stream of reviews have been coming out.
I think it is fair to say there are mixed opinions regarding the production and direction, however, there does seem to be consistant praise regarding Michael’s performance.
Here is a selection below:
Huffington Post UK “Sheen – his physicality, his voice, his age – is gone. Instead we see a lost, sad, sometimes spiteful and stuck young son”
The Telegraph “Michael Sheen – with his corkscrew curls and wolfish grins – could be right up there among the great Hamlets.”
The Guardian “Michael Sheen, who is fascinating to watch. He is intelligent, inventive and full of insights”
The Arts Desk “Sheen is fascinating: vulnerable, scary, his gaze darting restlessly about, his body taut with anticipation”
The Independant “Sheen has just the right electrically dangerous, mocking intelligence for the part”
The Daily Mail “He plays the prince with an absorbing energy