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The Faith Machine, Royal Court Theatre | reviews, news & interviews

The Faith Machine, Royal Court Theatre

The Faith Machine, Royal Court Theatre

Religion and commerce collide in Alexi Kaye Campbell's demanding new drama

By the Book: Hayley Atwell as SophieStephen Cummiskey

A monolithic slab, like a giant incarnation of a Biblical tablet of stone, dominates Mark Thompson’s set for Jamie Lloyd's production of the third play by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Nothing else is so solid in this big, weighty work, which wrestles with abstract notions of faith, the human soul and the myths and narratives by which we choose to live.

A monolithic slab, like a giant incarnation of a Biblical tablet of stone, dominates Mark Thompson’s set for Jamie Lloyd's production of the third play by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Nothing else is so solid in this big, weighty work, which wrestles with abstract notions of faith, the human soul and the myths and narratives by which we choose to live.

It’s an ambitious piece of writing, and at times Campbell trips over his own verbosity

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