Critical Opinions

“DV8…have always been well ahead of the game. Now, just at a point when others are catching up, Newson reinvents the rules with this. To Be Straight With You is a hard hitting and passionate 80 minutes that expresses what is often left unsaid…you will not be able to resist this brave, life-affirming show.”

The Guardian

“DV8 Physical Theatre's stunning new show can fairly be described as a short, sharp shock. Measured and extensively researched, it's the most informative 75 minutes I have spent in a theatre for a long time, yet also the most magical. DV8's artistic director Lloyd Newson is a theatrical genius, worthy of comparison with Peter Brook in his prime.”
The Birmingham Post

“Visionary and artistically magnificent … highly political dance theatre: angry, powerful and emotional.”
Neues Deutschland

"…a dynamic, disturbing work, … staged with vivid imagination, daring and technological skill."
The Australian

"Wonderfully creative...these performers really dazzle"
Irish Independent

"Profoundly political and personally devastating...DV8's defiant grammar of dance and physical movement provides a liberating language of corporeal joy"
The Irish Times

"London's DV8 Physical Theatre has created an unforgettable piece of performance art with To Be Straight With You...politically timely and emotionally charged"
Santa Barbara Independent



The Guardian
Lyn Gardner | 15th April 2008 | review

The Times
Donald Hutera | 21st April 2008 | review

The Birmingham Post
Terry Grimley | 23rd May 2008 | review

The Irish Times
Sara Keating | 2nd October 2009 | review

Irish Theatre Magazine
Michael Seaver | 3rd October 2009 | review

Evening Herald
Susan Conley | 10th October 2009 | review

Culture Spot LA
Colleen McLellan | 7th November 2009 | review

Los Angeles Times
Lewis Segal | 8th November 2009 | review

San Francisco Gate
Allan Ulrich | 14th November 2009 | review

Santa Barbara Independent
Elizabeth Schwyzer | 20th November 2009 | review

The Ottawa Citizen
Natasha Gauthier | 27th November 2009 | review

The Globe and Mail
Paula Citron | 28th November 2009 | review

The Toronto Star
Michael Crabb | 2nd December 2009 | review