My blog has quite a lot of posts about Samuel West (Julius Caesar, On Chesil Beach and Darkest Hour) and Charles Edwards (My Fair Lady Australian tour and Henry IX).

Friday, 23 November 2007

Hayley Atwell - Theatre - The Man of Mode

* updated 2 December

Production: The Man of Mode
Theatre: Olivier - National Theatre

Sunday Telegraph
"...Hayley Atwell, as Belinda, captures both the cool assurance and fragile ego of the glittering schoolgirl who is used to getting her own way..."

The Mail on Sunday
"...As the gorgeous girls variously raked over by the rakish Dorimant, Nancy Carroll is a hilarious neurotic drunk, Hayley Atwell a touching besotted Belinda and Amber Agar an impressively self possessed Harriet. Highly recommended."

"... [Tom] Hardy is one of an exceptional young cast which includes Hayley Atwell, Nancy Carroll and Bertie Carvel..."

What's On Stage
"...The world of the play is sustained architecturally, too, in the bleak monumentalism of the hotel foyer where Bellair and Harriet pretend to be in love in order to protract the plot, and in Dorimant’s lascivious lair, where he beds and deludes the vacillating Belinda (her dilemmas are beautifully wrought by Ms Atwell)..."

Culture Wars
"...Hayley Atwell convinces as the next brittle, posh floosie in his [Dorimant's] sights..."

John Morrison
"...Nancy Carroll (a favourite of mine) shines as Mrs Loveit, and so does Hayley Atwell as her rival Belinda..."

Chicago Critic
"...Hayley Atwell’s Belinda and Amber Agar, as Harriet, were especially entertaining..."

Telegraph [link]
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E-trailer [link]

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