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).

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Rebecca Hall - Theatre - The Bridge Project - The Cherry Orchard

[updated 21 January]


Columbia Spectator
"...Rebecca Hall delivers a luminous performance as Varya, whose awkward gait and stark beauty personify a painful struggle against solitude..."

The Canadian Press
"...Rebecca Hall plays this forlorn creature [Varya] with tremulous authority..."

New York Times
"...The quietly combustible Ms. Hall conveys the frustration of ultimately being neither family nor employee, a predicament that finally consumes the seemingly placid Varya, Ranevskaya’s adopted daughter..."

"...The leads thrive. Sinead Cusack, infelicitous wig notwithstanding, is a properly profligate Liubov; Rebecca Hall, a touchingly troubled Varya; Paul Jesson a sublimely irresponsible Gaev; Simon Russell Beale a just sufficiently arriviste Lopakhin; and Ethan Hawke a not inordinately ineffectual Trofimov..."

Wall Street Journal
"...Mr. Beale, Ms. Cusack and Rebecca Hall all give great performances..."

New York Post
"...Rebecca Hall is deeply moving as Varya..."

Financial Times
"...the superbly doleful Rebecca Hall..."

"...Rebecca Hall is especially haunting as Varya..."

Hollywood Reporter
"...Hall, whose ability to transform her stunning looks into that of the heartbroken, plain-Jane daughter qualifies as a special effect..."

AM New York
"...nuanced and compelling are Sinead Cusack, who portrays Ranevskaya as a childish diva too ignorant to comprehend her financial reality, and Rebecca Hall, showing maturity and real pain as the adopted daughter Varya..."


NPR [link]


Sara Krulwich [link]
Joan Marcus [link]

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