Scenes from a Separation

BY ANDREW BOVELL & HANNIE RAYSON
14 June 2005 — 25 June 2005

"Jointly staged by Phoebe Barran and James Kyle Wilson, both products of the Orange Tree's trainee director scheme. They neatly solve the play's technical and emotional problems. And, even if Julia Webber's shrewd, maturely sexy Nina wins one's sympathy, Martin Ritchie effectively conveys the angst under Matthew's aggro. Andrew McDonald also gives a punchy performance as the Oz politician who has turned into a scourge of the corporate bullies." The Guardian

"Andrew McDonald gives a commanding portrayal ... Julia Webber is specially good ... There is real tension in the story and in a production as alert to the value of small props as to the surging pain of love and loss." The Times

"Beautifully staged ... It's a fascinating idea, and new directors Phoebe Barran and James Kyle Wilson bring it across with verve, aided by an impressive cast. Martin Ritchie in particular lends the character of Mathew convincing depth." Time Out

"Beautifully crafted by two of Australia’s most vibrant talents ... The Orange Tree’s European premiere is directed with aplomb by Phoebe Barran and James Kyle Wilson, with an excellent, seven-strong cast." What's On