It’s only had 3 performances so far, but debut play by Phoebe Eclair-Powell, WINK, has already received a very large handful of stonking reviews.

Here are the highlights so far:

LondonTheatre1 – ★★★★★

“Wink is so, so much more than just another internet play. It is a play about human beings, genuine situations and very raw, real emotions.”

“Phoebe Eclair-Powell’s script is a delight; warm, honest, funny and moving.”

“Wink is a modern play for a modern world, but its themes, and the feelings it elicits, are timeless. A triumph.”

Entertainment Focus – ★★★★★

“Sam Clemmett and Leon Williams bring this show to life and the play is really enhanced by the power and quality of their acting.”

“The set was so simple, yet so perfect.”

“Phoebe Eclair-Powell has proven what a talented young writer she is.”

“Wink is currently being shown in the tiny and intimate Theatre 503, in Battersea, which is gaining a most excellent reputation for staging some very strong work.”

Londonist - ★★★★★

“The twin streams of consciousness are note-perfect, Eclair-Powell weighting each word precisely, her phrasing both real and rich (and often very funny).”

“The stylised direction by Jamie Jackson has shades of Danny Boyle about it”


The Stage – ★★★★

“The result is both humorous and disturbing, with the playwriting being remarkably assured, well observed and emotionally convincing.”

“Movement work by Isla Jackson-Ritchie ensures that the staging is never static and creates a physical impression of the online world in what is a really exciting debut play.”

The Public Reviews – ★★★★

“it is the insight in [Eclair-Powell’s] writing and the tenderness shown towards her characters which are the most memorable features of her play.”

“this little gem reveals a new writer full of promise”


“Phoebe Eclair-Powell has created a harshly funny story of modern-day loneliness and male alienation.”

“Jamie Jackson’s boldly directed production is infused with evocative, jerky choreography “

“There’s very strong performances too from Leon Williams and Sam Clemmett.”

Bargain Theatre

“a great script, interesting and engaging characters who are brought to life through wit, pathos and astute performers, a great set and lighting all wrapped up with a brilliant soundtrack.”

“the whole stage is a delicious visual feast.”

“Thoroughly deserving of an audience, Theatre503 has programmed here another piece of exciting new writing.”