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for a previous production "Groom’s Dietrich came across as a breath of fresh air, unafraid to tell it like it is. I particularly liked the frank and perceptive observations about the acting profession. The lack of sentimentality was, truth be told, quite marvellous...Groom has an excellent stage presence, and the rapport with the audience was warm and positive throughout. A poignant and provocative production, this show oozes passion. A triumphant portrayal of a most colourful life." Full Review
for a previous production "This is an autobiographical account, and a refreshingly honest one at that...'Identity Crisis' subverts the usual approach to tragedy in a play, beginning with a death and its aftermath before going on to talk about less mournful times. Oruche has a highly compelling manner and gives a thoroughly absorbing performance...I was also impressed by the simplicity and lack of pretentiousness throughout...It’s over all too soon, really, but this is a sharp and insightful play." Full Review
for a previous production "Failed to keep me engaged throughout...It very quickly became drama about drama, something which barely lets up during the evening’s proceedings...Gough is clearly a very capable actor but her character goes from being aggressive and confrontational to droning on and on...It was more than a bit dull...As it stands, the depiction of Emma’s mental state...is well choreographed...But the whole thing is too long and too uneven to qualify as a triumph." Full Review
for a previous production “Briskly paced theatrical adaption...This production could fall under the banner of ‘immersive’ theatre...The narrative...gets slightly ridiculous, albeit from a twenty-first century perspective, and the show technically keeps it clean but subliminally and cleverly gets risqué..Occasionally, the jokes are relevant to the current...On and on the show proceeds, faster and faster, increasingly over-the-top but gloriously hilarious. A witty and whimsical production.” Full Review
for a previous production "It is unusual to see such a non-patronising and well-considered portrayal of an old spinster. There’s humour in the play, but it’s not from the traditional ‘old-therefore- stupid’ school of thought. It’s from a mind that remains sharp to the end...While a lot of topics are covered in this play, it doesn’t feel like the kitchen sink has been thrown at it. Hester’s forthrightness is refreshing, keeping what is, essentially, a slow-moving narrative somewhat intriguing." Full Review
for a previous production “The telephone as a device is repeatedly used until it overstays its welcome. The audience is required to work harder than necessary to make sense of what is going on...MacAninch’s interpretation of Nikolai is believable enough, but the character is portrayed as abstract and aloof…The show suffers because it is very difficult to feel any sympathy for Nikolai…The narrative is not in chronological order, making it difficult to follow quite exactly who is alive and dead at a given point.” Full Review