Reviews and Press

  1. What’s on Stage

  2. The Guardian

  3. The Times

  4. Three Weeks

  5. Exeunt Magazine

  • Amateur Girl


    ★★★★

    ...a very acute script...and a performance that is utterly convincing...tough stuff, but the skill of the piece is that you never for one moment doubt that this is happening to countless women all over the country


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  • Amateur Girl


    ★★★★

    ...Observations of the dehumanising influence of the sex industry do not come much sharper...


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  • Amateur Girl


    ★★★★

    ...Amateur Girl immediately engages our sympathies for the central character and never lets them go ... [it] is both entirely plausible and an indictment of the collusion between economics and exploitation...


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  • Bones


    ★★★★★

    storytelling to perfection… shockingly realistic Left me agape in wide-eyed awe


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  • Bones


    ★★★★★

    Bones is utterly convincing in its portrayal of lives blighted by poverty and violence, by damage handed down like some kind of hellish inheritance, and in facing the ugliness head on, it challenges not only its audience but society as a whole.


    Read full review on Exeunt Magazine

  • Exeunt Magazine


    ★★★★★

    Bones is utterly convincing in its portrayal of lives blighted by poverty and violence, by damage handed down like some kind of hellish inheritance, and in facing the ugliness head on, it challenges not only its audience but society as a whole.


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  • The British Theatre Guide


    Bones is at times funny, brutal and scarily honest


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  • Informed Edinburgh


    ★★★★

    poignant, sincere and unrelenting throughout


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  • The Public Reviews
    ★★★★

    ‘Compelling, thought provoking, emotive, challenging…’ ‘an emerging actor with unquestionable talent’


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  • The List


    ★★★★

    an intense and very rewarding piece


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  • Scots Gay


    ★★★★

    This is a stunning piece of theatre that will have you glued to your seat A really memorable and special experience


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  • Fest Mag
    ★★★★★

    ‘Believable, powerful and quite genuinely heartbreaking’ ‘A superlative performance from Joe Doherty’ ‘Explosive debut production from playwright Jane Upton’


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  • Three Weeks
    ★★★★★

    storytelling to perfection… shockingly realistic Left me agape in wide-eyed awe


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  • The Stage

    Bones will have the senses reeling, emotions struck numb. Its portrait of a teenage boy contemplating how best to kill a baby is as uncompromising a piece of theatre as this reviewer has seen.


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  • The Nottingham Evening Post

    Upstairs at the Playhouse, the recently named John Neville Room was packed for this one; and rightly so. But it makes a harrowing forty-five minutes.


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  • Left Lion

    The script has flashes of brilliance, juxtaposing the vulnerable boy in need of a father figure to the furious adolescent


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