|Shockheaded Peter opened on Tuesday, February 22nd to rave New York reviews...
"BOTH THE SILLIEST AND MOST SINISTER SHOW IN
TOWN. ALSO, AS IT HAPPENS, ONE OF THE SMARTEST. Part giggle and part
goose flesh, 'Shockheaded Peter' is spiky, subversive and SENSATIONAL -
in all senses of the word: an ingenious, one-of-a-kind 'nasty picture
book' of a musical. The bizarrely beautiful songs get under your skin
and stay there. FEW SHOWS HAVE EVER BEEN AS GOOD AT BEING BAD."
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
GLORIOUSLY GHOULISH, SLYLY IRONIC & STYLISHLY IMAGINATIVE MUSICAL.
An antidote to the family-friendly entertainments on Broadway that are
about as much fun as eating your spinach. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR
CHILDREN LOOKING TO MAKE IT TO ADULTHOOD!"
Jason Zinoman, The New York Times
"BIZARRELY ENCHANTING, STYLISHLY SINISTER & DELIGHTFULLY MORBID!
This is family entertainment for families that find togetherness in
'Edward Scissorhands' and Edward Gorey.'
Linda Winer, Newsday
"WONDERFULLY WEIRD! AN AMUSINGLY FATAL ATTRACTION & A BIZARRELY ENTERTAINING EVENT."
Michael Sommers, The Star-Ledger
"AN AUDACIOUSLY INVENTIVE, SUPREMELY STYLISH, BEWITCHING BREW OF
DEMENTED THEATRICALITY and eccentric musicality, doled out with
David Rooney, Variety
"A WORLD OF WHIMSY HEAVILY LADEN WITH FRIGHTFUL WOE!"
Michael Kuchwara, A.P.
"In the tradition of Lemony Snicket, "Beetlejuice" and "Edward
Scissorhands," this is A TANTALIZING, DEEPLY ORIGINAL NEW WORK that
deserve to be A GREAT BIG HIT. By all means take those kiddies if they
love to be scared. But whatever you do, DON'T MISS THIS TREAT FOR
YOURSELF! IT IS LITERALLY A SCREAM."
Jacques le Sourd, The Journal News
"One of the funniest shows around! Gory stories, delightful music,
clever puppets, staggering hilarity: Different people will find
different reasons to adore this wonderfully spontaneous, captivating
Jeremy McCarter, The New York Sun
Reviews from previous productions of Shockheaded Peter...
"One of the must-sees of the decade"
"Cancel all other engagements for this gorgeously gory glory of a show"
"An exquisite creep-out... a remarkable black-comic achievement."
LOS ANGELES TIMES
"The most imaginative, gruesomely enjoyable and surely award-winning shows of the year"
“[SHOCKHEADED PETER is] a slyly ironic, ultimately joyful celebration of
theater's powers to enthrall and transport us... a perfect match for
Crouch and McDermott's strange, singular talents: the knack to make
something out of nothing, and the trick of conjuring magic when we least
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
"As brilliant as it is devilish... gruesome. And hilarious. ..think
David Lynch doing children's theater... witty and spectacular."
THE WASHINGTON POST
"Sensational, in every sense of the word...With or without a child, it's a killer of a night"
THE INDEPENDENT EYE
"Wonderfully, funnily horrid.....Darkly funny, ravishingly inventive
production drags adults, Kicking and screaming with delight, back into
Hoffmann's horrid world"
"Marvellously original and atmospheric show....A triumph of compelling nastiness"
"This hilariously ghoulish spectacle is sensational in every respect"
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
"It's crackingly funny and deliciously sinister. If you want to scare
the kids to death and have a good time yourself, this is just
THE EXPRESS ON SUNDAY
"Naughty girls and romping boys tear their clothes and make a noise in the big hair and squeezebox extravaganza"
"The performances are masterful....Very, very nasty. But oh so nice"
"The best new London musical premiere...the effects are stunning... visually it's gorgeous"