A must-see...Her impeccably matched actors have terrific timing. Each of the five is distinct in character, and equal in comic talent.
The only downside to this spectacular revival of British playwright Mike Leigh’s 1977 play is that the party ended too soon. The established Barrow Group teamed with The Pond Theatre Company, a new troupe specializing in works from the UK. The 3 week run served as The Pond’s debut. Critics and audiences loved it and the biting comedy played to sold-out houses. It’s not common for a well-tuned beginner to touch down with such finesse, but this is one company to watch with eager eyes.
Lily Dorment is a winning, touching Ruth; when she finally stands up for herself you want to cheer.
- Middletown Press
Lily Dorment...displays terrific range as Ruth, a woman who goes from inhibited to adventurous.
- Talkin Broadway