I’d been having an amazing time rehearsing for the excitingly long run of ‘Victorian and Gay’ over at the fabulous Hope Theatre in Islington. I didn’t think it could get much better than dashing from my various day jobs to evening rehearsals in corsets and practice skirts… how wrong I was!
We’re currently halfway through the run and I can’t stop smiling! I’m exhausted and slightly ill but having such a wonderful time in this super raucous show.
My dear friends from my day job and Drama Studio London are the brilliant writers behind this (Bethany Greenwood and Steffi Walker respectively), with talented Dave Spencer directing.
Here some lovely reviews from our press night!
***** LondonTheatre1, Chris Omaweng – read the full review here
”Lottie Davies was impressive as surly cook Mrs Winterbottom, the sole antithesis to the other highly jolly characters”
**** TheGayUK, Thabian Sutherland – read the full review here
”Mrs Winterbottom’s (Lottie Davies) boobage, drunken friskiness and Welsh inflections make her the shiniest bauble, sparkliest star and filthiest fairy on this Xmas evergreen.”
**** The New Current – read the full review here
”Special notice has to be given to Lottie Davies who is an unrelenting comedic joy as Mrs Winterbottom. There is sensitive side to the bold brassness of the cook that is never lost throughout the performance.”
**** Islington Gazette, Aline Waites – read the full review here
”But of course the most showy role is that of Mrs Winterbottom, played by Lottie Davies”
*** The Stage, Catherine Usher – read the full review here