Press

 

 

'Bears in Space'

New York Times Critic's Pick

 

Washinton Post

 
****

"A batshit-crazy comedy puppet show about a couple of bear in space...The cast gleefully embrace the makeshift madness and take us on a rioutous, hilarious, trippy journey to infinity and beyond."

 

-Time Out

 
****

"There are no two ways about it, Bears in Space is bonkers, nut it's brilliant...Puppetry, music and comedy are thrown together in what proves to be a wonderfully funny London debut for this exciting young company."

 

-The Stage

 
*****

"...the perfect example of how sheer imagination and theatrical ingenuity can come to tell a story which, though absolutely absurd, is consistently engaging, thought-provoking and, at times, moving." 

 

-The Upcoming

 

****

"...an hour of grown-up puppetry storytelling that feels a bit like Ziggy Stardust has broken into your home equipped with stuffed animals and wants to tell you a bedtime story. We mean this, of course, in the best way possible."

 

-Fest magazine

 

****

"The story combines true love, cyborg bears, conquistador space pirates, heroic ghosts and creepy forest monsters, all cooked up in a hot wok of exuberant talent."

 

-EdFest magazine

 

"...bears in an epic space quest for love, frozen friends and imps with existential angst. I can even guarantee a theme song with gorgeous four-part harmonies"

 

-Broadway Baby

'Gladys and The Gutter Stars'

****

-The Irish Times

"...'Gladys and The Gutter Stars' succeeds as a spot-on parody of the contrived nature of podcast culture, as well as ripping into the emergence of cult-like personas in the music industry."

 

-meg.ie

 

'Everything Between Us'

 

****

-The Guardian

 

****

-The Irish Times

 

 

'At Sea'

 

*****

"Fusing live music, a rich soundscape, projected images and one amazing mask, At Sea conjures its own perfectly realized universe...music by guitarist, Cameron Macaulay, and cellist, Anna Clifford, added another layer of richness, as did their brief acting cameos. " 

 

-Chris O'Rourke, examiner.com

 

"This play performed to a full house last night so it seems word has already spread that this production by Just the Lads is something special. It’s a piece based on company member’s personal encounters with dementia. There is no storyline, but then dementia doesn’t obey straight lines and in this piece we encounter a mind that loops and coils with memories and imagination."

 

-No More Workhorse

 

 

'Snow Angels'

 

****

"Set to Cameron Macaulay’s chilling soundscape of static white noise and the sound of keys turning in locks, this is not for the faint-hearted."

 

-Jennifer Lee, The Irish Times

 

 

'Tender Napalm'

 

****

"Too beautiful...[The production] confidently negotiates the complex material of Ridley's disconnected dramaturgy"

 

-The Irish Times

 

****

"[This production] overall showed great clarity of vision married with strong performances and has boldly announced the ambition and promise of this exciting new company."

 

-Irish Theatre Magazine

 

****

"There’s a palpable magic here… [The Production] is irradiated with the mutually generated heat of the lovers."

 

-Exeunt Magazine