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Published on March 1st, 2012 | by Meredith Burdett

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All New People Or the Same Old Nonsense?

It seems that Eve Myles’ new play, All New People, is getting something of a mixed reception from the critics.

The piece stars Zach Braff (JD from American comedy series Scrubs) as a 35 year old on his birthday contemplating suicide. Enter Myles as an estate agent who stops him from doing the worst thing imaginable and even tries to help, with the aid of some of her friends.

According to the BBC, some of Britain’s newspapers have been less than impressed by the performances and the plot, The Guardian and The Times reviewers did not find the play to their liking.

But for every play or story that’s criticised there’s always some positive comments to be found as well ( unless you’re looking at an episode of Meglos) and All New People doesn’t fall short on those either.

The Telegraph newspaper found the piece “never outstays its welcome” and was touched by some of its poignancy. Online reviews from across the pond in America have also been a mixed lot, with some good and some bad.

But as ever, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and just because some people don’t like Braff’s play doesn’t mean that others won’t.

You can, of course, make your own mind up about Zach Braff, Eve Myles and company by seeing the play yourself. You never know – you might have the best theatre experience you’ve never had!

Tickets to see All New People, which is currently showing in London, are available from the official website www.allnewpeople.co.uk/tour-dates.html

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