Reviews

Miss Havisham’s Expectations

Linda Marlowe as Miss Havisham

Linda Marlowe as Miss Havisham

WHATSONSTAGE    Michael Coveney  ****
‘a Dickens of a treat …  a meta- theatrical box of delights that is one of the most original Dickens centenary celebrations imaginable.’

THE TIMES                Libby Purves  ****
‘Havisham has strong views on Dickens’s attitude to women..there is a hint of Ab-Fab Patsy about her rage at the loss of youth… impressive entertainment.’

BRITISH THEATRE.COM ****
‘Do yourself a favour and see this odd, strangely magical play.’

THE GUARDIAN    Michael Billington  ***
‘a witty, unexpectedly sexy evocation of a bitterly wronged woman.’

THE STAGE
Nick Awde MUST SEE SHOW
‘Di Sherlock’s provocative script embarks on a whistle-stop tour around Charles Dickens and his world ..This hi-energy production should have no problem in travelling internationally as a compelling cultural ambassador for Team GB Drama.’

THE UPCOMING ****
‘There are laughs aplenty – but there are also moments of true poignancy… even the most stony-hearted of theatregoers would succumb to.’

SCOTSGAY ****
‘Three great cheers then for writer Di Sherlock and actress Linda Marlowe!’

BROADWAY BABY ****
‘Miss Havisham’s Expectations may just be the closest you can come to experiencing the magic of Dickens famous readings of his work for yourself.’

The World’s Wife

1 The Worlds WifeMICHAEL COVENEY 5*

‘Di Sherlock’s witty, fleet-footed production’

THE OBSERVER 4*

‘Joyfully refreshing. Oh, do go and see this: it’s wonderful’

BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE 4*

‘a superb production that intelligently creates a theatrical piece from a collection of poems and not only preserves but enhances the wonderful characterisation and humour in the original writing’

FT 4*

‘a model of thoughtful economy’

EVENING STANDARD 4*

‘Di Sherlock directs deftly, creating a sense of structure where Duffy’s original lacks shape’

THE TIMES 3*

‘..under Di Sherlock’s direction, it seduces with a riot of vivid imagery and a firework display of virtuoso acting’

OMG! Ovid Unplugged

OMG poster‘compelling, playful and emotionally engaging, sensitively and imaginatively directed…This was ‘girl power’ at its best.

Trinity College London Examiner