What audiences said about ...
Rebels and Friends
Comments from venues and audience members
Don Watson. Literature Officer of the Eastern Arts (1991):
Very ambtious and interesting ... I was encouraged by the way the audience took to such a complex work.
Honiton Festival, Devon
John Dalton, Chairman: We have heard nothing but compliments from those who were members of the audience.
Hall Green Library, Birmingham
Felicity Rock, Community Librarian: I’ve had very good feedback on the performance and we enjoyed having you ... Do let us know of any new productions in the future.
Elizabeth McElmea, Belfast:
The presentation was unique ... the actresses were superb.
Peter Burman, former Director of Conservation and Property Services of the National Trust, Scotland:
Brilliantly researched ... I was so totally gripped by it that I’d totally forgotten where I was.
Helen Sloane, Leeds:
Innate artistry - successfully conveyed true sisterhood - splendidly fast-moving scenes - I wouldn’t mind seeing it again.
Joan Gallagher, Sligo:
I was absorbed - the strong sisterly bond came through, along with the courage, fortitude and affection - a rewarding evening’s entertainment.
Alex Acheson, Leicester:
We did appreciate the intensity and flaming sincerity of your performance.
Nuala O’Callaghan, Bristol:
We really enjoyed the play ... You’ve done a superb job.
Alice Lee, Honiton:
One of the most unusual plays I have ever seen, unique. The love and passion those two sisters possess comes over the footlights into our hearts ... I could see it again.
Harry Pyle, Warrington:
Brilliant ... casting particularly apt, Constance, strong, courageous was well done ... Congratulations on historical research ... Good luck.
Sheila Williams, Darwen:
Theatre at its best ... totally absorbed from beginning to end ... the beautiful way it was put together so that music, slides, poetry and spoken word became a whole ... Come again.
Comments from schools and colleges
St Mary’s College, Twickenham
Colm Power, Irish Studies Dept: Peformance much appreciated ... inform us of any relevant productions in the future.
Chiltern Edge School, Reading
David Robinson: Thoroughly enjoyed Rebels and Friends ... stimulating, ... extremely effective in your presentation.
History and Social Sciences Teachers Centre, London
Kate Moorse and Diana Hargreave: Enthralling. How wonderful to have a different perspective on those times.