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The energetic cast excel with their unanimously enthusiastic performances... This was Shakespeare in its purest form, yet cleverly made accessible to a modern audience.
(The Stage, 2007)
All the characters were well defined, even though each member of the cast had several roles to play.
(Isle of Wight County Press, 2007)
A top quality evening out
(blog from Lonan3, Isle of Man, 2007)
Artistic consistency over the years... Top-
(The Echo, Loughborough, 2007)
(De Gelderlander, The Netherlands, 2007)
Reviews of CYMBELINE 2009
Date reviewed 10 July 2009 by Anne Morley-
...Best of the performances are those of Emily Outred as Imogen, Tony Portacio as both Posthumus (Imogen's husband) and Cloten (her oafish step-
In the lengthy exchange between two of Cymbeline's courtiers which opens the play, Richard Plumley managed to sound both interesting and natural. And Elizabeth Arends made a neat and contrasting double performance as Pisanio, Posthumus' servant and Cadwal/Arviragus, the younger of the king's two abducted and disguised sons.
Who's who for any scene is conveyed through costume -
Date reviewed 10th July 2009 by Mary Dunk, at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
A play which moves between Ancient Rome, Britain, Wales involving caves, bedroom spies, a headless corpse, a diamond ring and stolen bracelet does not sound like straightforward viewing. It isn't. Eight actors tackle twenty-
Audiences are supported by an astonishingly dense programme and scene-
Forgiveness is certainly a high priority. Posthumus (Tony Portacio) had to flee the British court early on having incurred the wrath of his father-
Emily Outred's outstanding Imogen gives this production a consistency and charm, while Elizabeth Arends is strong as her servant Helen. The moments of poetry, particularly the famous "Fear no more the heat of the sun" always redeem this mysterious play. Theatre Set-
Date reviewed July 02 2009 by Jennifer Scott at Holme Pierrepont Hall, Nottingham
CYMBELINE is a big yappy mongrel of a play.
You spend much of it trying to work out how on earth it all pieces together but, come its upbeat, waggy-
It is Shakespeare as farce -
There are few great, intense soliloquies or emotion-
The programme for Theatre Set-
The performance, though was far from heavy-
It rather makes you regret that CYMBELINE isn't performed outdoors more often.
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