Matthew Dunster’s revival of BEFORE THE PARTY by Rodney Ackland played at the Almeida to great reviews
April 2, 2013 | "...yelps of scandalised and delightedly incredulous laughter throughout Matthew Dunster's miraculously well-acted revival of this forgotten 1949 gem by Rodney Ackland ... Sheer, spiky bliss." 5 Stars, The Independent

“Never a dull moment or a misjudged move. Bliss”
4 Stars, The Times

“A perfect example of Ackland’s singular craftmanship … director Matthew Dunster makes the play sing with constant movement and precise comic timing. He is aided by a tremendous cast.”

4 Stars, Daily Express


“a rare, masterful revival by Matthew Dunster”

4 Stars, The Daily Telegraph