The two actors are excellent... Irfan Shamji conveys both Samad's guardedness and desire to acknowledge his long-lost brother.

Michael Billington
The Guardian on The Arrival

[Shamji] has a wonderful ability to capture anxiety, empathy and testy resentment in the same moment

Connor Campbell
The Upcoming on The Arrival

Holly Race Roughan’s staging is peppered with good performances, not least from Irfan Shamji as the self-destructive Elijah

Sarah Hemming
Financial Times on Hedda Tesman

Irfan Shamji imparts John with deep humanity and sense of vulnerability.

The Arts Desk
on One for Sorrow

The cast is superb… Irfan Shamji has self-contained charisma as John, retaining a heavy magnetism andmystery throughout.

Holly Williams
TimeOut on One for Sorrow

Shamji [is] hilarious as Harry

Lynn Gardner
The Guardian on Mayfly

Recipient of the 2019 Clarence Darwent Award