REVIEW: Brontë by Polly Teale – The Apollo Players

The real power of the play though, highlighted by the talent and skill of the direction and acting, centres on the isolation and repression of the three sisters, which finds its outlet in the characters of their imagination; Bertha and Cathy (from Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights respectively) are superbly portrayed by Maria Wilkinson, and represent the inner passions of their characters’ creators perfectly, in words and, so often, in silent action.

REVIEW: ‘Entertaining Angels’ – The Apollo Players

The tone of the play shifted from laugh out loud comedy to subtle reflection and thought-provoking drama as the storyline progressed, but it never lost its pace nor its ability to find humour in the darkest of situations.

REVIEW: ‘The Apple Cart’ – The Apollo Players

From the moment the curtain rose on The Apollo Players’ latest play, ‘The Apple Cart’, we knew we were dealing with important issues. Two palace officials, waiting for the king to make his appearance, discuss the serious matter of love letters received by the monarch. These two secretaries-cum-waiters, played by Robbie Gwinnett and Corey Gibbs,…

REVIEW: Don’t Dress for Dinner – The Apollo Players

“The play is billed as a ‘side-splitting comedy’ and the audience which packed the Apollo on Saturday evening would not disagree with that – there was continual giggling punctuated with bursts of loud hilarity and at a couple of points, spontaneous applause during the performance.”