Reviews

Glitter Knickers

2-5 March 2016, Rondo Theatre, Bath: a few of the audience reviews

“Bloody amazing”

“Hilarious, beautifully observed, artfully written. Go.”

“Loved it! Funny, astute, painful & crammed full of face-achingly good one-liners!”

“A tour de force in writing & performance -catch it.”

“Hugely enjoyed Glitter Knickers:  great script, perfect casting and laugh out loud funny.”

“What a show! Bravo to everyone!”

“It really is fantastic and will resonate with women everywhere. Made me laugh continuously.”

“Go and see Glitter Knickers: it’s brilliant!!”

“Great night out. Very, very funny show.”

“…the fantastic Glitter Knickers – it’s very funny, slightly bonkers and utterly sweary!”

“A MAZ ING”

“Fab show – we LOVED it!”

“I loved it. Trippy & brain-bendy.”

“Blown away! Funny real clever moving.”

“You are a consummate storyteller, Gill, and this play is a romp through the imagination and Lucinda created such visual imagery. It was a joy! Huge congratulations to all involved. Thank you for a great night at the theatre.”

Black Barn

15-17 June 2012, LOST Theatre, Stockwell, London

Audience reviews:

“Very Dark. Seriously loved it.”

“Brilliantly bonkers!”

“tidy carnage pull one out the hat!”

“Thoroughly enjoyed the sinister surrealism of Gill Kirk’s Black Barn. Thought-provoking stuff. Loved it.”

Away With The Fairies – 4 stars * * * *

20-31 March 2012

“With a light comic touch. Gill Kirk’s witty script manages to deal with exploring the complexities of human relationships, questioning the true value of money and art, while at the same time never forgetting to make its audience chuckle.”  – WhatsOnStage.com

4 stars * * * *

“Yet another wonderful production…a short yet fantastic evening’s entertainment.. With a brilliant script and immensely talented actresses, I could have most happily sat through more.” – Bristol Theatre Review

“Gill Kirk’s script is well observed, clever and imaginative with some lovely little touches that evoke a variety of emotions. Director Eleanor Fogg has taken the script and designed a wonderful performance…Jasmine Darke, Meg Whelan and Kirsty Cox each gave a strong performance…an interesting and enjoyable show.” – Guide2Bath:

“Great, whipcrack dialogue”Venue

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Water’s Not So Thick – 4 stars * * * *

June 2011, Bath Rondo Theatre

“Acutely observed and sharp as tacks, [with]  plenty of wit and humour … that soon gives way to a much bleaker portrait of dysfunction and dependence, and a plot which builds with the relentless momentum of tragedy.” – Venue Magazine

I wholeheartedly recommend that you go.”

Gill Kirk’s strong writing and Alison Farina’s excellent casting and direction have produced a piece of theatre that provides moments of laughter, moments of sadness, and the occasional slight gasp of shock as a new twist is revealed….”- Guide2Bath

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Passion / 24-Hour Plays – 4 stars * * * * 

Runner-Up, Play of the Year 2011, Venue

24 Hour Plays, Theatre Royal Bath, 28-29 May 2011

“Gill Kirk’s sympathetically rendered ‘No Milk, No Stamps’ refracted a tragic incident in a post office through the perspectives of the people directly involved and their partners.”

The 24 Hour Plays’ had the spunky, adrenaline-rich verve of a 1970s punk album…The quality of work here, from writers, directors and actors was astonishing, a confirmation, as if any were needed, that the West Country’s home to both some extraordinary individual talents and an atmosphere that’s conducive to doing original stuff…

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Eddie King and The Death of Rave, Bristol Tobacco Factory Theatre, 2-4 August 2011

“A moving, thought-provoking piece of theatre”- Viv Kennedy, Guide2Bristol

“Overwhelmed by hyper-energetic, Ali Watts, performing as a hard living but happy “Glasgoburgh” soldier, home on leave, who among the convivial crowd in the theatre bar would guess that “Passion”was written by a woman, Gill Kirk?…The outpouring of the soldier’s passion is pure masculine. Ms Kirk must have observed the species very closely, and Watts has too, so authentic is the character they’ve created.”   -Arthur Duncan, Remote Goat

“Gill Kirk’s ‘Passion’ was a splendidly fast, fevered monologue by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduate Ali Watt, as a sped-up, loved-up Scot for whom the rave was a place less of hedonism than of to-the-death love and solidarity with his fellow men. This man … had seen the best and worst of human nature in the first Iraq war, and for him the rave was a veritable Eden of love and togetherness.”      – Steve Wright, Venue Magazine

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