This 2007 production, created in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, was described as ‘stunningly impressive’ by the Manchester Evening News and nominated for a M.E.N. Theatre Award for Best Studio Production
“a rich and gripping play about love and loneliness, about remorse and reconciliation, and, typically of the movie-obsessed Hamilton, the enduring fascination and unexpected power of the B-movies” – Kevin Bourke, Manchester Theatre Awards
‘Observant and gently moving, it draws you intimately into its world. For anyone hungry for good theatre, Starving Artists provide a rich and satisfying feast.’
- Mark Shenton, Attitude
“A performance both intimate and electric…a play of compassion, connection and transcendence”.
(Time Out, London)
“Honest and unsentimental, faultlessly performed, brilliantly conceived. Utterly sincere and deeply moving, this is a worthy testament to the Dream Machine.”
- Olly Lassman, The List
“A movieland play which explores exile and identity with seismic, gut-wrenching intensity.”
–Scotland on Sunday
“Warm. Lyrical. Gentle… the great strength of Starving Artists is that in their plays, love between men is a given.” – Nick Curtis, Evening Standard
“A potent combination of poetry that catches the breath and wit that cracks like a whip”
- Catherine Lockerbie, The Scotsman
- Jeremy Kington, The Times
“Powerful and poignant, shot through with love and rage, despair and longing, Take Me With You from Starving Artists is a truly remarkable seventy minutes of theatre that’s a worthy successor to earlier triumphs like Road Movie and A Dangerous Age.” Manchester Evening News on the 2007 Royal Exchange production.
‘Writing that is passionate, lyrical and compelling: a performance that is utterly engaging and brilliantly skilful” – The Independent