Reviews

Reviews in for Octopus Soup

Octopus Soup Reviews

Here's a just a taster of some of the show's brilliant reviews. More to come!

"There is a lot to love about Octopus Soup, including Marvin’s witty one-liners and Malapropisms and Gloria’s chaotic character”

— Chalmers News PR

“If you long for a good belly laugh, then this brand-new British farce! Octopus Soup!… is the performance to see.”

— Newstyle Radio

The Mummy reviews just in!

“…Milner’s script reminds me of the golden age of radio comedy with its wordplay and double talk, complemented by much on-stage comic business of Harmston’s devising. The laughs keep coming…. a laugh-out-loud romp, played to the hilt by a very funny ensemble…. The Mummy is an old-fashioned slice of British silliness, clever and stupid at the same time, a celebration of artifice and theatricality while sending up its own form.” William Stafford, Yam Yam 

Saving Winnie

by Jack Milner

"A brilliant and surreal comedy in which the Winnie of the title believes that she is visited by God, in the form of Eurovision song contest winner Dana... it crackles with some great one liners..." Kensington and Chelsea Times

Derrick's Dilemma

 Venue: Old Red Lion Theatre

"Milner writes a free flowing, humourous and entertaining play, cheekily and winningly performed by Ben Walden."  Helen Rose, Time Out.

The Shock Theatre Company's History of the Theatre

Written by Jack Milner

Edinburgh Festival and Theatre 503

“Sublime in it’s silliness!” The Stage

A truly original sketch show… and very funny.”  The Independent

Oliver Twist (new devised production)

“Thanks for the excellent ‘Oliver Twist.’ I cannot think of another director who could have started with nothing and ended with such a sophisticated production that was still free and dynamic… cast loved every minute.” Caroline Eves, Head of acting at East 15.

Lichfield Mysteries

One of the world's largest cast theatre events with over 700 actors.

“… our greatest coup was hiring Jack Milner… his vision for the cycle was ground breaking – his infectious enthusiasm and his organisational abilities are superb!” Chris Arnold, Chairman for Lichfield Mysteries 2006

"Maggie's End"

The Shaw Theatre, London

Directed by Jack Milner

Written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood

“Crammed with excellent jokes, Maggie’s End has the tang of real emotion, real anger and attitude - its stirring blasts of rage and mockery are bound to be heard elsewhere soon” The Spectator

“Brims appealingly with undeniable passion….in this instance, Vote Thatcher” Evening Standard

“Go and see Maggie’s End – the spirit of defiance burns bright” Daily Mirror

Snow White

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Bristol Hippodrome

Bristol Evening Post review

Crackerjack rating: 9 / 10.

Mirror, mirror on the wall – which is the most magnificent panto of them all?

Judging by last night’s show, Bristol Hippodrom’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs could well be it.

South Wales Argus review

"Photo Finish"

Photo Finish – The Customs House, South Shields

Writers: Ed Waugh & Trevor Wood       Director: Jack Milner

Venue: Customs House, South Shields

The Public Reviews Rating: *****