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"RAIN AND ZOE" REVIEW IN THE STAGE
"Director Hersh Ellis captures Rain and Zoe’s adolescence, caught in the confusing, transitional period between childhood and adulthood."
"Humans and machines also come together to create the motorbike that takes Rain and Zoe across the US. It is an inspired piece of physical theatre"
"RAIN AND ZOE" REVIEW BY WEST END BEST FRIEND
"Jermyn Street Theatre’s stage is fantastically utilized by the cast. Whilst the set is relatively sparse, a revolve is added for the show... and really added to the storytelling. Not only did it really conjure a feeling of traveling but its use creates touching moments between characters. A particularly beautiful moment comes between Zoe and her mum, meeting for the first time in years. The use of the revolve really conveys the chasm between them and adds a whole new layer of emotion to the narrative."
"A fantastic production that showcases excellent physical theatre, multi-roling and an impressive use of multimedia."
"Conveys a crucial message in a truly engaging and entertaining way."
"Impressively uses both technology and performance to develop the story and human relationships within the piece."
"RAIN AND ZOE" REVIEW IN LONDON PUB THEATRES MAGAZINE
"An exceptionally talented cast, with each cast member playing instruments and singing at moments. Henri and Benjamin display teenage confidence mingled with naivety with rare authenticity. The two supporting cast members (RICHARD HOLT and SALMA SHAW) are kept on their toes with costume and role changes, playing everything from the parents (of both kids) to nefarious characters along the way, to animals in the woods - and even the moon (with a lit-up ukulele)! And they do it magnificently."
"The motorcycle is a joy to watch. Using the black-jacketed bodies of two ensemble members, it is shaped into a beautiful machine; the choreography of its motion is a thing of beauty."
"RAIN AND ZOE" REVIEW IN LONDONTHEATRE1
"The lavish production, by Jermyn Street standards, features a superb set by Zoe Hurwitz, incorporating a revolve, a lake and a grassed acting area. To this is added imaginative lighting by Pablo Fernandez Baz and projections by Elizabeth Mak, ensuring that visually there is always something to grab the attention as the young people make their way east and to self-discovery."
"Director Hersh Ellis also has an eye for the visual, the most imaginative being the creation of the motor bike whenever it is needed by two members of the cast"
"RAIN AND ZOE" REVIEW IN LONDON BOX OFFICE
"This small-scale London production has capitalised on the creative team’s considerable theatrical inventiveness and displays elements which demonstrate imaginative ingenuity and perhaps surprisingly (for the usually staid Jermyn Street venue) even some technical wizardry."
"All-in-all, a real feather in the caps of the design team and technical crew."
"Director Hersh Ellis has drawn-out of his performers... polishable and shine-worthy nuggets from the over-arching story and as an audience member you’ll certainly be charmed"
"RAIN AND ZOE" REVIEW BY PAUL IN LONDON
"Engaging performances, inspired production design, and terrific soundtrack (with music by Bobby Cronin) had me hooked from the outset.
The production designed by Zoe Hurwitz is one of the most detailed ones to grace the space of this downstairs theatre. A revolve, astroturf, and a lot of imagination conjure up a road trip across America. It's beautiful to look at even before the actors take the stage."
"RAIN AND ZOE" REVIEW IN POCKET SIZED THEATER
"The play is undoubtedly on message and clearly encapsulates the growing clamour for climate change. There is an intelligent script, some tuneful songs and two highly talented performers leading the piece."
"It remains a bright and engaging take on one of the greatest buzz phrases of modern times."