(source: Johan Persson/National Theatre on Facebook)
"Charles Edwards’s superb performance as Trebell...In Edwards’s hands, the play becomes the tragedy of a man who reserves his passion for principles rather than people."
"Edwards’s detailed performance conveys the complexity of a man who manages to be both a cold fish and deeply sensitive — and his crucial scenes with Williams are genuinely affecting."
South London Press
"a stylish and absorbing production... with a strong cast led by Charles Edwards as Trebell and Olivia Williams as Amy."
Official London Theatre
"Charles Edwards is captivating as the suave, seductive and ambitious Henry."
"Charles Edwards turns in a blinder of a performance: subtle, then again incandescent with fervour and belief, and not wholly sympathetic as a character."
"As the driving force of the play, Henry Trebell, the man with the vision for education for all, Charles Edwards is compelling throughout. He has the introspection and off-handedness of the character absolutely right, and makes you clearly understand that Trebell is a man who is passionate only about his principles and ideas – he is incapable of being passionate about the people who form his circle."