Matthew Perry’s long awaited theatre debut did not go to plan last night, after he was blasted by critics, as one claimed it was a total ‘waste of money’.
The play The End Of Longing opened on Thursday evening at London’s Playhouse Theatre, but the Friends actor might need to call on Joey for some acting advice!
Perry’s character plays a recovering alcoholic searching for ‘love and contentment’ and is believed to have drawn inspiration from his own experiences of addiction.
The Telegraph’s Dominic Cavendish gave the production two out of five stars saying: ‘There’s little disguising the fact that it is essentially a dud…
‘It all feels like a curious waste of time, money and effort – and I’m sure I won’t be the only one watching this rickety star vehicle who’s left longing for the end.’
The Independent’s Holly Williams called the play, ‘a woeful attempt at a dark-but-redemptive romcom.’
The Stage’s Mark Shenton also had mixed feelings: ‘Much of this feels superficial, the emotions phoney and barely earned.’
If you want to make up your own mind, The End Of Longing is currently showing at London’s Playhouse Theatre until May 14th.