Reviews for Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club (1995)

“The acting of Scot Williams is superlative” (THE OBSERVER)

“Scot Williams’s impressively disconsolate Shaun – ” (NICHOLAS DE JONGH / EVENING STANDARD)

“Impeccably acted” (THE TIMES)

“Scot Williams wears Shaun’s emotional bruises with some genuine conviction” (TIME OUT)

“All the performances are drop dead stunning” (THE DAILY MAIL)

“- it’s a strength of this excellent play and of the outstanding performance by Scot Williams, who twists with an awful tensed up mix of shame, desperate love and bitterness as Shaun, the character who breaks your heart-“ (THE INDEPENDENT)

“Scot Williams and Tom Higgins are excellent as the two central Characters” (THE STAGE)

“The play swings easily from comedy to tragedy, allowing director John Burgess to exploit the many talents of his excellent cast” (THE PINK PAPER)

“Tom Higgins as Marti and Scot Williams as Shaun have a harder task, especially when the play lurches towards melodrama, but it is difficult to imagine anyone giving a more convincing account of either part” (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)

“All of this, with excellent character acting throughout, is hugely entertaining. Only towards the end does the brothers struggle dominate. Now the acting of Tom Higgins and Scot Williams fills the stage. Williams, an emotional Narcissus in Nikes, is convincing in every detail” (THE GUARDIAN)

“Performances are excellent, particularly from Scot Williams as the sullen Shaun” (FINANCIAL TIMES)

“There is an achingly moving moment when (Scot Williams) Shaun performs a dance of desertion, the limp direction finally matching the robust performances” (THE HERALD)

“Shaun (performed with a fine vulnerability by Scot Williams). – The final minutes are so harrowing that I staggered out of John Burgess’s superb production on legs of jelly” (THE DAILY TELEGRAPH)

“The wonderfully natural performance of Scot Williams” (THE SUNDAY EXPRESS)

“The gripping central relationship lies between Scot Williams and Tom Higgins. They’re both excellent” (THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)

“Williams and Higgins play together thrillingly. The violent ending is not totally convincing but the acting is; it burns with pain and honesty like a controlled fire” (THE SUNDAY TIMES)