Front Row (5 August)
Lottie Moggach, "Why fame leaves Ruth Wilson cold", The Times (9 August), pp. 10-11
Guardian (via Ruth Wilson - The Placeholder Blog)
Press night (wooller.com)
"Anna is played rivetingly by Ruth Wilson with a frankness and vulnerability and Rob Ashford’s production sustains the play’s intensity beautifully."
"Wilson triumphs in it [the role]: strutting and slumping like a sot but talking in languorous cadences which float questioningly over her unflinching statements."
[another review] "What Wilson captures with seeming effortlessness are the contradictions inside Anna: the aching loneliness of soul, the temporary satisfaction that stems from Mat's love and the final desolate uncertainty as he takes once more to the sea."
"Wilson brilliantly conveys contrary emotions..."
[a different review] "Wilson is magnificent in every department as Anna. She manages to combine a caustic, world-weary cynicism and a vulnerability to new experience."
"Ruth Wilson is captivating... her Anna has a brittle quality and a smile that breaks across her hardened face then fades as quickly as it came."