Rep review

There have been some lovely reviews for House Guest, the play that Victoria Porter and Neil James have been in at Pokesdown.

The Daily Echo wrote: “Wadlan and [Victoria] Porter are excellent as the distraught couple. There are strong performances too from the supporting cast, particularly Neil James as Inspector Burford”.

Scene One Plus admired the company too: “These guys delivered every line with perfect audibility; they varied pitch, pace, pause and inflection with consummate skill and […] had us on the edge of our seats”.

The final play of the season is Murder Mistaken which Victoria and Neil are also both in and we wish them well with it. http://shelleytheatre.co.uk/

Rep review

Summer rep rehearsals

Victoria Porter and Neil James are both in Bournemouth as part of the London Repertory Players summer rep season at the Shelley Theatre. http://shelleytheatre.co.uk/

They are currently rehearsing the Francis Durbridge play House Guest which opens on Thursday 22nd August.

They will then start rehearsing Murder Mistaken by Janet Green which opens on Thursday 29th August.

We are sure that they will have great success with both plays and are looking forward to seeing them, and perhaps having an ice cream at the seaside!

Summer rep rehearsals

Great Edinburgh reviews

Carrie Hill’s show in Edinburgh, Shakespearience, is getting rave reviews from some of the most difficult to please audience members – children!

“It was so, so funny” – Harry, aged 6

“It was fantastically amazing!” – Sylvia, aged 9

“I loved the show and thought you were all fantastic” – aged 5

“It was the best fringe show we have seen!” – aged 7

Great Edinburgh reviews

Excellent reviews for Victoria!

Victoria Porter is in the first play of the London Repertory Players 2019 season at the Shelley Theatre near Bournemouth. http://shelleytheatre.co.uk/

It’s three of the Talking Heads monologues by the wonderful Alan Bennett and Victoria performs the piece in which Maggie Smith originally played the lonely vicar’s wife: Bed Among the Lentils.

Scene One Plus said: “Victoria Porter’s portrayal was seamless.  Everything she did, every mannerism, every reflective pause … took us on a journey.  She had me laughing out loud and crying … brilliant.”

Bournemouth Echo said: “The pieces demand first class acting, and they get it from these players. Exceptional performances.”

Victoria will be appearing in two other plays later in the season, Francis Durbridge’s House Guest and Murder Mistaken by Janet Green. Neil James will be joining her for these thrillers and we look forward to seeing them both.

Excellent reviews for Victoria!

Carrie in Edinburgh!

Carrie Hill has arrived in Edingburgh to be part of the fantastic Edinburgh Festival! She’s performing in Shakespearience at the Underbelly, Bristo Square – Ermintrude. https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/shakespearience

It’s a five-star smash-hit where the Bard’s best-loved works burst into life in a high-octane, whistle-stop tour of three of Shakespeare’s plays, the perfect introduction for the next generation of budding Romeos and Juliets. It’s performed by three actors using music, movement and comedy, and Carrie’s brilliant in it – if you’re going to Edinburgh catch it if you can!

Carrie in Edinburgh!

Neil in Further Education

Neil has now finished his second play as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival – Further Education which was a Highly Recommended Show by Fringe Review. Neil played a striking miner in the 1980s ‘with conviction’.

Betrayal was also Highly Recommended by Fringe Review, with Neil’s performance being ‘exactly right’. It also got a 4 star review from Fringe Guru and a 5 star one in the Brighton Argus, in addition to the 5 star review from Broadway Baby.

We congratulate Neil on both plays, and are looking forward to seeing him and Victoria Porter in the summer rep season at the Shelley Theatre in Bournemouth.

Neil in Further Education

5* Review for Betrayal – congratulations, Neil!

Last night we went to see Neil James in Betrayal at the Rialto Theatre in Brighton – Neil gave a splendid performance as Jerry. We really enjoyed the production which has had a five star review:
https://broadwaybaby.com/shows/betrayal-by-harold-pinter/743980

There are only 3 performances left – hopefully they’ll all be sold out like it was last night!

Later in this month we’ll be back to Brighton to see Neil in another play – Further Education – so we’re looking forward to that. It runs from 29th May to 2nd June at the same theatre.

5* Review for Betrayal – congratulations, Neil!