Reviews

The City Madam.  Photo by Ellie Kurttz.


'A rich and fascinating comedy, performed with brio… Jo Stone-Fewings gives a wired, charismatic performance…Sara Crowe manages to be both revolting in her preening and genuinely touching in her subsequent humiliation… Christopher Godwin is fascinatingly ambiguous…a lovely performance from Nicholas Day'
Daily Telegraph


'A treat…sinister energy from Jo Stone-Fewings… Christopher Ettridge is a delightfully camp Steward, Sara Crow is not only very funny as Lady Frugal but manages real tears near the end'
Times


'A real treat…Jo Stone-Fewings's enchanting, slippery performance… Sara Crowe is hilarious as Lady Frugal'
Independent


'Sara Crowe is an acidic delight as the scheming Lady Frugal… another deserved RSC revival of a work by one of Shakespeare's broad contemporaries'
Financial Times


'Dominic Hill's punchy production… excellent character work from Christopher Ettridge, Simeon Moore, Nicholas Day and many others. Sara Crowe is spot-on with her nuanced exaggerations for Lady Frugal… a masterful performance from Jo Stone-Fewings as Luke Frugal… sumptuously designed by Tom Piper… the RSC are to be congratulated on remaining so committed to bringing neglected gems back to life'
Whatsonstage.com

'Jo Stone-Fewings gives a lively performance as the shape-shifting Luke… lively support from Christopher Godwin as his string-pulling brother, Sara Crowe as the foolishly presumptuous Lady Frugal and from Pippa Nixon as a Cockney whore who assumes the guise of Cleopatra'
Guardian

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