Reviews for Hope
The air of mystery in Scot Williams’ multi-layered Dark, Smart and involving new comic drama, is expertly sustained until a climatic change that explains all.
MARK SHENTON – SUNDAY EXPRESS / 4 Stars ****
A cleverly thought out script, balances drama with comedy and a thought provoking conclusion. A strong script, backed up by four incredible actors. Mesmerising to watch.
WHAT’S ON STAGE / 4 Stars ****
A powerful and thought provoking drama, with plenty of twists to keep you engrossed until the final beat.
THE PUBLIC REVIEWS / 4 Stars ****
Williams’s multi-layered script is both clever and thought-provoking as well as sniggeringly funny.
THE LIVERPOOL POST / 4 Stars ****
Masterfully directed by Williams. HOPE brings an intelligent script to life. A thoroughly convincing performance from the cast, with the play’s thought provoking twist are worth a trip to a very different show.
LIVERPOOL CONFIDENTIAL / 8 out of 10
A touch of Genius. Utterly absorbing. The four members of the cast give near Perfect performances.
LIVERPOOL SOUND AND VISION / 4 Stars ****
Makes you think and makes you laugh with a moving twist at the end.
The Best Play on the Liverpool Royal Court for Many years.
Engrosses and Captivates. Brilliantly unique. A Joy to discover
TESTIMONIES FOR HOPE
“A mesmerizing play. By turns, deeply intelligent, funny and disturbing.”
(Reece Shearsmith – Psychoville / The League Of Gentleman)
“I think it’s great”.
(David MorrisseY – State Of Play / The Walking Dead)
“It’s very, very good. A breath of fresh air. The dialogue, what a joy to speak. It’s great. It’s fantastic”.
(Maxine Peake – Silk / The Village)
“I really enjoyed the play. I think it’s some of Scot’s best writing.”
(Ian Hart – Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone)
“It’s brilliant and so refreshing, a Breath of fresh air. The characters are wonderful. The idea is even more wonderful!”
(Tony Maudsley – Benidorm)
“Really enjoyed it, think its great, very emotive funny and real. I laughed out loud!”
(Dean Lennox Kelly – Shameless)
“It’s Brilliant. People must go and see this in their droves”
(Kevin Sampson – Author of Awaydays / Outlaws / Powder)
“A Truly Quality Play”
(John Bishop / Comedian)
“Beautifully written & Directed with a fantastic cast”
(Warren Brown – Luther / Good Cop)
“Hope to see it on the West End very soon”
(Stephen Fry – QI)
@TWITTER FEEDBACK FOR #HOPE
Rach ♥Britney S @RachaelLongwith
Watching @Hope_Is_Coming and its amazing! The acting is brilliant
Sharon Unsworth @shazunsworth
Just watched @Hope_Is_Coming @RoyalCourtLiv Wow brilliant!!! Captivating from start to finish, well done @scotwilliams, cast and crew!
Lesley Williamson @LAWilliamson87
Home from @RoyalCourtLiv & @Hope_Is_Coming
Fantastic show. My stomach is sore from laughing so much! Great night. Many thanks!!! #theatre
vicki matthews @vicki_liv
@Hope_Is_Coming very different and quite thought provoking especially for people who live alone – makes u think
Melissa Foran @Melissa1215
@Hope_Is_Coming Absolutely brilliant performances, loved it! #Amazing
Kevin Fisher @KevFish37
Watched Hope last night by @scotwilliams Great acting from all the cast. The story was very unpredictable. Give it a look.
Gail Kerr @gailkerr55
They say a great play leaves you wanting more. Still talking about @Hope_Is_Coming with @helenkerr23 over tea this morning. Brilliant!
michael girling @mikejgirling
Absolutely loved @Hope_Is_Coming beautifully written by @scotwilliams , wonderfully delivered by the cast. Don’t miss it.
Team Sam and Rita @TeamSamandRita_
We can’t wait to go and see @Hope_Is_Coming again next week! Such an amazing show! Get ur tickets now! Don’t miss it! It’s sooo funny!
Best quote I heard tonight! ‘ the acting on the stage is like a Acting lesson Phenomenal’ @Hope_Is_Coming
Josh Bolt @JoshBolt
@Hope_Is_Coming absolutely amazing piece of work incredibly written and directed superb cast urge every1 2 see it if u can
Michelle George @MsGeorgeTOGMUA
Amazing night! @Hope_Is_Coming is still haunting me. The perfect blend of #comedy #mystery #intrigue and #romance. Congrats @scotwilliams
Jim Boardman @JimBoardman
Heartily recommend you get on @Hope_Is_Coming at the Royal Court while you can, we’re lucky it premiered in Liverpool.
Darren Farley @DFImpressionist
Everyone needs to go and see @Hope_Is_Coming at Liverpool Royal Court, Absolutely Fantastic play with the outstanding @scotwilliams
Justin Glaister @your10tweets
@Hope_Is_Coming in Liverpool last night – genius writing from @scotwilliams Travis Bickle and Sam Womack singing Mazzy Star #greatnight
Kirsty Henshaw @Kirsty_Henshaw
Really enjoyed @hope_is_coming by @scotwilliams at the theatre tonight! Amazing cast and captivating script! Highly recommended! Xx
Dave Mountains @DavidMountain2
@Hope_Is_Coming great performance , da twist was #BIG ! Beauutiful
@scotwilliams @hope_is_coming Brilliant night, great play & performances. Nice one #HOPE
Ste Mc @Bubonicninja
@Hope_Is_Coming @scotwilliams a really smart, funny and thoroughly entertaining play with a top class cast. Deserves to be a massive hit
HJC Official @HJC_Official
Massive thanks to @scotwilliams & all at @Hope_Is_Coming for a great night. Thoroughly recommend this well-thought performance to all.
Victoria Thornley @OfficiallyVT
Loved ‘Hope’ by @scotwilliams great play, great acting! can’t wait for it to come to the London stage so I can take ALL my friends!
Good stuff by @scotwilliams et al in @Hope_is_coming at The Royal Court tonight. Recommended. Go if you can.
Peter O’Neill @petersue13
@scotwilliams. Hi, A big thank you for last night. Really enjoyed Hope! It was Mesmerising & Very intelligent writing. Loved every minute.
@scotwilliams Dya reckon any chance of a London run? The mrs was ravin about @Hope_Is_Coming when she got home
stacey williams @stacejctay
Really enjoyed @Hope_Is_Coming tonight @Mark_Womack_ was fantastic in it.
The Chefs Mrs @TheChefsMrs
Really enjoyed @Hope_Is_Coming last night @RoyalCourtLiv #Strange #Dark #GoseeIt
@scotwilliams Went to see hope last might with two of my mates, really clever play, really enjoyed it
Andrew Curtis @AndrewCurtis4
If you’re in Liverpool check out the brilliant @hope_is_coming by @scotwilliams at the Royal Court, I also saw a great Q&A after by mistake
Got to say I can’t get enough of @Hope_Is_Coming such a brilliant show! Just LOVE It! The cast are amazing @scotwilliams Rene, Sam + mark!
emily evans @_idkemily
@scotwilliams Hope is amazing! I definitely want to go and see it again, loved it! X
Heather Currie @Heddie5
@itsliverpool saw the brilliant @Hope_Is_Coming – excellent script,great cast @royalcourtliv (@stephenfry – good shout!)
Stephen Boileau @SRBoily
@Hope_Is_Coming @scotwilliams Went to see HOPE last Saturday evening. Still talking about it with the wife a week later. Great Stuff. Cheers
Beth Smith @AquabatiqueBeth
Amazing night in Liverpool last night! @Hope_Is_Coming is brilliant. Congratulations @ewoollardwhite and @scotwilliams #goseeit
Joanne Dowd @JoJoDowd
#hope intelligent, intense and powerful. Bravo to @scotwilliams and cast. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you
John McGrellis @Johnmcgrellis
@Hope_Is_Coming Get to see it before 30th if you can. Really gets you talking after, which I love. Great achievement from
Craig Joel @darealcraigjoel
Really enjoyed hope! Good cast! Well written! Me mum cried at the end! Made up seen rene coming out!
Susan Poynton @suziep123
@Hope_Is_Coming Just out from this evenings show – thought it was fantastically written, and would definitely recommend going to see it!
@scotwilliams Scot. Reviews have been ace. Get the damn thing to Dublin. Thanks
.@Hope_Is_Coming was a great piece of theatre. Really enjoyed it. Would love to see it make the transfer to the West End at some point
Trying to write my essay and all I can think about is @Hope_Is_Coming…
Lindsay Inglesby @Linsy30
Fab night watching @Hope_Is_Coming with @MelDaly87 Well worth the wait. Fantastic script and great acting. Blown away by Rene Zagger!!
Lindsay Inglesby @Linsy30
Sat here talking about Rene Zaggers performance in @Hope_Is_Coming Its a master class in acting! He really is incredible!!
Laura Tunstall @LauraTunstall1
@Hope_is_Coming Loved the show last night! @samwomack123, Mark, @scotwilliams and Rene were all fab! #wannagoagain
fab night at @Hope_Is_Coming…amazing piece of theatre!!!
James Dawson @JamesDawson0
@scotwilliams hands down, the best piece of theatre I have ever seen! Thank you for such a good production!
Theo Tsiolas @TheoTsiolas
went to see @Hope_Is_Coming tonight at the Royal court. Absolutely brilliant. @Thirty7Ltd
Stephanie Georgeson @StephGeorgeson
@scotwilliams Fantastic show today. Huge well done to all #hope #inspiring
Tony Ryan @A5Tony
@Hope_Is_Coming Great play it still has you thinking days later. Well worth going to see. Great play in a great theatre
amz ☮ @amysheps_ox
Still talking about @Hope_Is_Coming and it’s been over 2 weeks!! #crazy!
Everybody go see @Hope_Is_Coming at the royal court #brilliant
James Spoff @JamesSpoff
Watching @Hope_Is_Coming at the Court. An incredibly intelligent piece of writing. Great Acting & Directing. Get down and show support!
Sam Moore @smoore_LFC
Hope was seriously impressive. Massive credit to @scotwilliams and the rest of the cast
Mark Roberts @GINGER_ROCKET99
@scotwilliams bravo on @Hope_Is_Coming sir. Funny and brilliant with a great cast. Sure it’ll play on my mind for a while
Caroline Rose @Rosyduncan
@Hope_Is_Coming-go see it!Amazing production design, hilarious costume design, fab cast, great play,surprising finale!Wanna see it again..
Gareth Boot @MrGB81
@scotwilliams Just watched #Hope. Really thought provoking, intelligent work. Will be talking and thinking about for days to come. Excellent
Liz McClarnon @TweamMcClarnon
@scotwilliams Hope is beautifully written play and Samantha is a v talented actress !! Hope to see it again v soon
@Hope_Is_Coming @scotwilliams So I have slept since the performance and the more I think about the show it shows such a beautiful story
@Hope_Is_Coming Complex, provoking & very clever.The dialogue lost me at times a reflection on me not the play .Really well written (cont)
Anyway GO SEE @Hope_Is_Coming at @RoyalCourtLiv a cheap laugh scouse parody it aint ( thank christ ) next stop will surely be the westend
Charlotte ♡ @CharlSmithh
Saw @Hope_Is_Coming last night. Such a brilliant play. #Lovedit
Urban Calm @UrbanCalmuk
Everyone should try and see @Hope_Is_Coming before it run ends at @RoyalCourtLiv . Such a great play
Urban Calm @UrbanCalmuk
We are still banging on about Hope at the royal court a must see . @Sam_Womack ,@scotwilliams & cast all welcome over at Urban Calm anytime
Me and @chirpyll have finally been to the Royal Court tonight to see @scotwilliams #Hope. Loved it!
Stephen Smith @stevesmithsongs
@Hope_Is_Coming is utterly brilliant,great players,great script,very inspirational!
Heather Wooding @Heather_Wooding
Love this pic of me and @Sam_Womack after @hope_Is_Coming brilliant performance and amazing play xxxx
Chris Witterick @chriswit
@scotwilliams finally got to see hope tonight. Really really clever stuff. Hope it gets the credit it deserves!
Garry A Sullivan @GarrySully
@scotwilliams Hope last night was the absolute business. Blown away, great play, great actors, Great choice in Sam Womack as Hope. Sound!!
Outdoor Megastore @stanoutdoorman
If you havent already been you really must go and see HOPE and the royal court!Its dark and thought provoking stuff and great @scotwilliams
nicole gunning @nicolegunning_
@Hope_Is_Coming again this weekend, actually gutted its ending it deserves to hit the west end! #amazingplay
Alex Mitty @lex_thornton
@scotwilliams was my absolute favourite tonight in hope! #lovedit
Lisa Flatt @LittleL70
Just been to see Hope @RoyalCourtLiv – great play, great cast ps nice bod @scotwilliams
@Hope_Is_Coming was amazing at @RoyalCourtLiv
John Bishop @JohnBishop100
“@Hope_Is_Coming: It was nice to have @JohnBishop100 in the audience tonight to see HOPE. pic.twitter.com/a6aPK1yn4r”
Truly quality play
Melanie Bishop @MelBish1
@JohnBishop100 @hope_is_coming brilliant play – brilliant performances
Charliegh carters @charlieghanne
Really enjoyed seeing @hope_is_coming last night it’s really good!!
Kevin Sampson @ksampsonwriter
@scotwilliams Oh yuss, I went to see Hope. It’s brilliant. People must go & see this in their droves.
to the most beautiful and well crafted stage play EVER. Im sad that today is the last day in Liverpool for @hope_is_coming . GO SEE IT!!!
Leanne Barry MUA @LeanneBarry12
Brilliant night last night watching @Hope_Is_Coming. Fabulous story with fabulous actors Rene Zagger is one cool dude
sarah oldnall @ofaytb123
@scotwilliams @hope_is_coming Hope will carry on in our hearts & minds – haven’t stopped thinking about it since I saw it- tremendous !
Charlotte Dobie @Charlotte_Dobie
@Hope_Is_Coming was brilliant!! Rene Zagger was utterly amazing!! Scot Williams you are one talented (& beautiful) man!!
Can’t believe @Hope_Is_Coming has come to an end! never loved a play as much as i loved #HOPE ❤
zoe ironmonger @Zozziei
Really enjoyed @hope_is_coming tonight @RoyalCourtLiv Well done to all involved! Great show x
Victoria Lindsay @VixLindsay
Just got back from seeing @Hope_Is_Coming Very good play. Worth a move to the west end I would say. Shame it’s the last night
Very jealous of the people who went to see @Hope_Is_Coming on its last night. Hope its gets moved to the West End, it certainly deserves it
marie clare dooley @tillymint4
HOPE by Scot Williams was at the Royal Court Lpool I’m gutted I couldn’t go because I know I’ve missed an amazing play
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