Terry Pratchett once wrote that writers should use adjectives as if they cost them a fingernail. So it is with five star reviews. Testament to the quality of The Monkey therefore, is the fact that I could not justify scoring it otherwise...an unmissable show from an exciting writer that explores drugs and violence with truly compelling results.
A strong first play from John Stanley, this is a thought-provoking and formidable production.
One of the sharpest black comedies I’ve seen in ages...The Monkey’s 95 minutes simply fly by: a vicious little bastard of a play that knows precisely what it wants and achieves it with scary efficiency.