★★★★★ reviews for Bruntwood winner YEN by Anna Jordan

Bruntwood Prize winning play YEN by Anna Jordan has received not one, but four 5 star reviews…


Anna’s Bruntwood Prize Winning play YEN has been receiving fantastic reviews across the board, full houses and an incredible audience response. The play runs at the Royal Exchange Studio until 7th March and is directed by Ned Bennett, Cast: Alex Austin, Sian Breckin, Jake Davies, Annes Elwy. Designed by Georgia Lowe, Lighting Design by Elliot Griggs, Sound Design by Giles Thomas. Book here.

★★★★★Brutal and Tender… Jordan’s writing is extraordinary… Yen achieves the uncommon feat of being difficult to watch yet easy to love. The Guardian

★★★★★Savagely dry humour…Unforgettable debuts…Exquisite direction.  Manchester Evening News

★★★★★ A very relevant, emotional, and entertaining piece of art. The Good Review

★★★★★ An absolute triumph…Witty, honest and profoundly moving. The Public Reviews

★★★★★ Unsettling, but in a brilliant way…Yen is phenomenal. Upstaged Manchester

★★★★ A gripping and compassionate play. The Stage

★★★★ Astutely illustrates sadness, insecurity, embryo love and ultimately, hope. Remote Goat


The World Premiere of YEN runs in The Studio at the Royal Exchange Theatre until Saturday 7 March 2015. Book 0161 833 9833 / online. More Info


YEN is a 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting winner – written by Anna Jordan and directed by Ned Bennett.

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See the audience comments on Twitter, view the production photos via Flickr and watch the interview with Director Ned Bennett and Designer Georgia Lowe. Or view it all in our Storify below…

Published on:
24 Feb 2015

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