Monday, 9 August 2010

"Knife-edge watchability" - reviews in for The Girl in the Yellow Dress

Our Festival show, The Girl in the Yellow Dress opened at the Traverse Theatre on Friday and the critics responses flooded in today:

"Oldham is particularly compelling, constantly wearing a smile that suggests there are volumes behind it...as indeed there are." Financial Times **** Read full review

"Higginson...is clearly gifted. He not only filters pressing concerns about race, prejudice and power through a highly charged two-hander, but he wraps it all up in a witty discourse about language itself." Daily Telegraph **** Read full review

"It’s hardly begun, but already the fringe has thrown up the most brilliant new actresss in Marianne Oldham...She’s flame-haired, beautiful and sexy, with a killer comic personality and sudden depths of vulnerability: a new Maggie Smith, and there’s no praise higher." What'sonstage.com **** Read full review

"a couple of outstanding performances from Nat Ramabulana as Pierre and Marianne Oldham, who as the brittle Celia, proves herself a real star in the making." Guardian ***
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"This piece challenges our received assumptions about ideology, language and sexuality to strong effect and comes recommended to thoughtful audiences."
The List **** Read full review

"As the pair wade through the delicacies of pasts imperfect and present tensions, a more international language goes beyond words to reveal a series of power-plays that turns nasty." Herald *** Read full review

"exposes some painfully ugly truths about race and class, wealth and victimhood...written and directed with great skill, and beautifully performed by Marianne Oldham and Nat Ramabulana." Scotsman **** Read full review

The show runs at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh until Sunday 29 August - book now
Or you can see it here at the Citizens Theatre from Tue 21 Sep - Sat 9 Oct - book now