© 2017 by jameshuish

REVIEWS:

ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Sean Brennan. BridgehouseSE20. Climar.

“It's a lovely, lovely show with a pitch perfect script, wonderful songs and two warm performances that are pretty much unimprovable.”

*****Broadwayworld, Gary Naylor

 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL…MORE OR LESS by Stefano Loverso & Mary Irey. BridgehouseSE20. Climar.

“Guy Retallack’s direction, though, is key to the entire show’s success.”

*****Grumpy Gay Critic.

 

ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE by Frank Capra adapted by Tony Palermo. BridgehouseSE20. Climar.

“Inspired! A wonderful production that is both cleverly witty and movingly heartfelt.”

****The Stage.

 

THRILL ME by Stephen Dolginoff. Tristan Bates Theatre, Edinburgh Festival. Climar Productions.

there is no production currently running in the capital that is more intelligent, atmospheric and haunting than this.”

*****Tim Walker, Sunday Telegraph

 

LIBERTY by Glyn Maxwell. Shakespeare's Globe, London.

“Deliciously light and pointed, helped by the scamper of Guy Retallack's direction: anyone who thinks the Globe can't be intimate is yet again proved wrong.”

Susannah Clapp, The Observer

 

MICKY SALBERG'S CRYSTAL BALLROOM DANCE BAND by Ade Morris. Watermill and Touring.

"an immaculately fashioned, warm-hearted pleasure." 

The Guardian. Critics Choice.

 

WORLDS END by Paul Sellar. Trafalgar Studios, West End, London

“A harrowing treat…The play ends with two unexpected, and quite brilliant twists that had me gasping in admiration. Guy Retallack's direction is exquisitely judged and Paul Sellar is a writer we can cherish." 

The Spectator

 

FUTURE ME by Stephen Brown. Theatre503, London.

“…a truly remarkable production.”

Alistair Smith, The Stage.

 

THE LIFEBLOOD by Glyn Maxwell. British Council Showcase, Edinburgh Festival and Riverside Studios, London.

"...brilliant writing, intelligent acting and elegant direction...interpreted with uncompromising vigour."

*****Louise Rimmer, The Scotsman.

 

TOMMY by Pete Townshend and the Who. National tour for Bill Kenwright Productions. 

"The single finest thing about Guy Retallack's touring production is that it stays true to this 

sense of rage, and to its fierce continuing significance for the Britain we live in today." 

****Joyce Macmillan, The Scotsman

 

FASTER by Stephen Brown, originally devised by the company. BAC/Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith,59E59, Brits Off Broadway Festival, New York.

"The most astonishingly confident debut show I've seen for a long time...a cheeky witty evening that has all the thrill of a rapid ride at the funfair,

as well as the ache you feel in your heart when you know something is missing from your life -"

****Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.

 

 

 

THE SECRET RAPTURE by David Hare. Lyric Theatre, West End, London. Bill Kenwright.

"This could be one of the most important revivals of the year. Guy Retallack's calm but harrowing production...

the final effect is pity and terror: two old friends you seldom meet in contemporary plays." 

John Peter, The Sunday Times.

 

THE MARQUISE by Noel Coward. National tour for Bill Kenwright.

"Guy Retallack's production is fast moving, spirited, and full of high comic energy.”

Joyce Macmillan, The Scotsman

 

THIS STORY OF YOURS by John Hopkins. New End Theatre, Hampstead. 

"Guy Retallack's sinewy revival is a provocative entertainment that … will loiter in the mind for a long time."

Dominic Maxwell, The Evening Standard.

 

HARD TIMES by Charles Dickens, adapted by Stephen Jeffreys. Watermill Theatre, Newbury.

"Guy Retallack's revival is a dynamic delight."

Patrick Marmion, The Evening Standard.

 

EMMA by Jane Austen, adapted by Doon Mackichan and Martin Millar. Edinburgh Festival, Watford Palace, Tricycle Theatre, London.

"This Emma is worth a thousand TV adaptations. Unmissable."

****Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.

 

RICHARD III by William Shakespeare. Wild Thyme. National Theatre Studio, Pleasance Theatre, 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Globe,Neuss Shakespeare Festival.

"The overriding achievement here is that of Guy Retallack as director. The play breathes; and we breathe with it."

Alistair Macaulay, The Financial Times.