Theatre Reviews

Recent Productions:

 

THE MASKS OF APHRA BEHN by Claire Louise Amias

Performed in the Women at War Festival 2016 and now touring

the UK.

 

**** Remote Goat

"Thoroughly Entertaining... Amias has crafted seamlessly the language of the day with fresh words which still retain the classic feel of the period... Claire Louise Amias has all the qualities needed to perform a one-woman play. She has a strong, well modulated voice, the ability to switch character in an instant, and a repertoire of assorted voices with which to vary the narrative."

 

**** Female Arts "You'll be hard pressed to find a show quite as original and enjoyable as this one... Amias as Behn is meticulous yet personable... Amias' passion for the projects shines through every detail of the show."

 

A Younger Theatre

"Through movement, various voices, accents and physical transformations, Amias alternated between the narrator and characters seamlessly. The emotion she portrayed translated as real, current and authentic which she used to immerse the audience into the boisterous existence that was Aphra Behn...The overall production was entertaining, witty, well written and insightful into the life of a woman who at times seems forgotten"

 

WOMEN OF TWILIGHT by Sylvia Rayman

Claire played Vivianne in the recent revival of

Women of Twilight at The Pleasance, London. There

were two previous runs of the hit 1950s play, performed

by 11 F, at the White Bear Theatre:

www.womenoftwilightplay.co.uk

 

The Guardian

“Claire Louise Amias is magnificent as Vivianne."

 

What's On London

“Claire Louise Amias’ underplaying is masterful ... Amias deserves recognition for one of the most affecting female portrayals you will see anywhere."

 

**** Everything Theatre  

“Claire Louise Amias as Vivianne was sensational ...  the emotion was so raw and powerful that many in the audience were wiping their eyes ... It is rare to see acting  

with such real and intense emotion."  

 

***** The Reviews Hub

“Claire Louise Amias is outstanding as a woman despised for loving a man condemned by the rest of the world."  

 

**** Female Arts

“Beautifully observed and sympathetically played ... one must give credit to Claire Louise Amias for her uninhibited and extremely moving portrayal of the complex Vivianne."

 

**** Off-Stage Magazine

“Every one of the actors is well cast. All of them deserve a credit, especially Claire Louise Amias whose RADA training shines through."

 

**** Remotegoat

“There are fine performances throughout from the all female cast ... Claire Louise Amias rises to the challenge of taking Vivianne from brittle victim to supportive sister to reinvigorated steely avenger."  

 

The Stage

“Claire Louise Amias and Elizabeth Donnelly are warmly convincing as heroines and friends Vivianne and Christine."

 

Curtainly

“Special mention goes to the quietly intense, deeply felt performance of Claire Louise Amias."

 

London Grip

“Particularly outstanding are Elizabeth Donnelly and Claire Louise Amias as Christine and Vivianne, two of the mothers who strike up an unlikely friendship."

 

CHILD Z, by Sarah Hehir

Southwark Playhouse

***** Female Arts

"Exceptional actors...The exasperation that Claire Amias' Sonia exhibits is palpable as we sense her affinity with Zoe's situation and her own parallel past."

 

Everything Theatre

"The cast were excellent and carried the story with ease... Claire Louise Amias was a solid presence throughout as Sonia, the world weary support worker despairing at the intransigence of those in power."

 

FUNNY PECULIAR. by Mike Stott

Bill Kenwright Number 1 Tour

 

What's On Stage

“Claire Louise Amias took over the part of Trevor’s wife Irene from Suzanne Shaw and made it a well-detailed study of a woman doing her best in trying circumstances. What’s more, her hair-loosened liberation was entirely credible."

 

BLIND EYE by Susannah Finzi

Performed atTheatre 503. Claire played the role of Elizabeth, a war crimes prosecutor in a compelling story of international law and personal morality.

 

**** Female Arts  

“All the cast deliver robust performances ... especially Amias’ prosecutor whose initial zeal is later tempered by doubts."

 

THE GHOST TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANY MORE

Performed at the Tristan Bates Theatre.

 

Forbidden Planet

“I was especially taken by Claire Louise Amias, who controlled this piece, speaking into the darkness of the audience to narrate and progress the story nicely."

 

AFTERCARE by Steve Lambert

Claire performed in the play Aftercare in Bristol and London:  

 

What's On Stage                                                                                                            

“Claire Louise Amias gives Lisa a keenly observed vulnerability."

 

Remote Goat

“Amias shone darkly as a strong force, driving home her character by seamlessly cohering a multi-faceted character... In Aftercare, Amias demonstrates a laudable confidence and strength in her execution of a difficult role."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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