Veronica Lee

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Reviews (5)
East Village
The London Evening Standard

for a previous production "As the story moves to the present day, Sebastian has returned to 'real' photography, joining a Mediterranean mission where he wants the shot that will renew his fame...Nameless, by now a pregnant refugee, is fleeing for her life in an unseaworthy boat. Their two stories collide — but who is rescuing whom, from what?...Naylor interlaces the serious — and sometimes shocking — details of their histories with wry asides...Michael Cabot directs a gripping hour that races by." Full Review

The London Evening Standard

for a previous production "She recounts her battle to make Kate 'legal' with dry wit and invention, and interweaves her story with that of Kate’s great-great-grandmother, who emigrated from Ireland to Australia...The pace occasionally dips, but the play talks genuinely about the power of love to overcome even the most immovable of obstacles, and is as heartwarming as it is funny." Full Review

The Guardian (UK)

“Ten years on, ‘Mamma Mia!’ – a love story set to Abba songs – still doesn't rival Sophocles, but it remains as stonkingly, wonderfully, unbelievably good as the first time I saw it...Apart from having some of the finest pop songs ever written, ‘Mamma Mia!’ is the ultimate feel-good tale of love conquering all. It is completely uncynical and consistently compelling – it's the perfect show for someone who says they don't like theatre, or who ‘doesn't do musicals’.” Full Review

The London Evening Standard

for a previous production "A deeply autobiographical examination of memory and belonging...Lepage’s father — a taxi driver working all hours to provide for his wife, four children and an aging mother — is the hero of the piece, while Lepage accounts himself honestly as sometimes brittle and egotistical, with several jokes at his own expense. There are slightly awkward 'conversations' with invisible characters on stage, but two hours, with no interval, of often ingenious storytelling never pales." Full Review

Midtown E
The Arts Desk

for a previous production "Mark Thomas's new show is in the theatre section of the Fringe brochure, but this hour, full of laughs and witty lines as it is, could easily be under the heading of comedy...'Cuckooed' is a masterful piece of storytelling and an engrossing hour...Emma Callander directs a neatly constructed and riveting hour." Full Review