'Brenton's play is impeccably revived by West. Veteran designer Ralph Koltai has created a stunning image of a warped, gnarled, knotted tree-trunk above a standing pool and a rolling greensward... West brings out both the play's imagistic power and dark humour.'
'West's production is clear, vigorous, strongly acted and superbly designed.'
'...committed, well-judged production...West stages it [the infamous scene] very shrewdly.'
[a different review] 'what West brings out strongly is this writer's sense of black humour and his punchy yet poetic powers of description, conjuring up vivid glimpses of landscapes in the mind's eye.'
'Any theatregoer within reach of Sheffield shouldn't miss the opportunity to see this production, for in trying to follow The Romans in Britain, Sam West has set himself the challenge of his career.'
Varsity (interview is on page 8) [link]