Monday, 20 June 2011

Luise Miller Observer review

Here's a good extract from a Luise Miller review in yesterday's Observer newspaper.

In a finely cast production, Felicity Jones is outstanding. Small and unadorned, still but earnest, she looks as if she's stepped out of a painting by Chardin. She has a repose on the stage which conveys intensity without fussing, goodness without sweetness. This is an appearance awaited by everyone who's followed this exceptional actress. There have been the screen roles – the school bully in The Worst Witch – and the sterling radio work – she was the voice of the young Emma Carter in The Archers. Her stage appearances have always been striking: she was vital in That Face; she had an eerie grace in The Chalk Garden. Now she is flying.

And from the FT...
In what is now the title role, Felicity Jones is on top form. Her Luise is fatalistic from the start. Rather than unleash the raging passions of Sturm und Drang, Jones husbands them until a tremendous duet scene with Alex Kingston, as the Prince’s mistress, to whom Ferdinand is assigned in a marriage of convenience.

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