The Daily Telegraph (11Jan01): [Adrian Noble] s cast seems curiously uneven. [Margaret Tyzack] has an august mien, but often sounds as though she has got a mouthful of humbugs. While the constant reference to the incomprehensible mystery of things becomes a bit of a bore, there s surprising self-deflationary humour here too.
The Times (11Jan01): Without the perceptions brought by [Adrian Noble] and his superb cast, the play's language might dim into quirky, murky wordplay. But what this production achieves is to turn the hero's suffering and the pervading sense of nervous alarm into an engrossing experience. [Greg Hicks]'s agonised Harry, is a charismatic figure, a study in muscular and mental tension. Standing in opposition to his fears is [Margaret Tyzack] as his mother, her voice wonderfully modulating the almost Miltonic swell of her lines, and giving a wealth of meaning to a phrase as straightforward as "Very well", after a more than usually cryptic statement from her sister ([Lynn Farleigh]). An evening rich in almost everything one asks from drama.