The Guardian Miriam Gillinson ︎︎︎︎

This is a joyfully silly take on Persuasion – with just enough sense (and sensibility) to hold the whole thing together. Everything about director and adapter Jeff James’s audacious production, first performed at the Royal Exchange in 2017, has been amped up to the max. The explosive soundtrack… plays at full throttle, the wacky dancing is practically an extra character in its own right and the comic performances are full of exuberant and eccentric flourishes… Amid all the mayhem there’s still room in this memorable production for messy, grownup, hold-your-heart-and-hope-for-it love.