FURTHER PRESS

PRAISE FOR A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

“Dan Wheeler gives a stunning and beautifully modulated performance as Katherine, aggressive and uncontrollable in the opening scenes, and gradually diminished and humbled as the play progresses.”

British Theatre Guide

“Wild Kate, played by Dan Wheeler, is a modern-day punk-goth hybrid in black tutu, eyeliner and a shock of white-blonde hair. She (quite literally) doesn’t pull her punches and could definitely take Petruchio in a fight, which serves to emphasise Petruchio’s manipulative prowess and psychological grip on her.  It’s an interesting comment on domestic violence against both men and women. Wheeler plays Kate without a hint of attraction to Petruchio or a smidgen of malleability, which makes her final act of total and sudden submission shocking and all the more poignant.”
****

Independent

“The final scenes, which feature Katherine’s newly found meekness and willingness to obey, are nothing short of shocking.”
****

Time Out

PRAISE FOR THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

“Dan Wheeler’s Katherine is a beautifully observed creation. Perhaps more pained and misunderstood than the feisty firebrand as originally perceived, Wheeler’s transformation from wilful to subservient is well handled and conceived.”

****

The Public Reviews

“Wheeler’s portrayal of the increasingly downtrodden Kate is heartrending as she buckles in front of our eyes.”

The Journal, Newcastle

 

“Wheeler is a compelling Kate, a furious fount of anger who softens subtly when presented with praises by Vince Leigh's red-leather rock-and-roller of a Petruchio...During Kate's final speech espousing acquiescence, there was a chilled silence in the auditorium on opening night.”

Pioneer Press, Minneapolis

“Dan Wheeler makes a believable Helena (one forgets the crewcut and strong jaw), debasing herself to hold on to lost love and in particular in the best Act III quarrel scene I have seen – great clarity, pace and understanding.”****

Whatsonstage

“Helena (Dan Wheeler) articulates and projects her part beautifully...Helena is also the best of a splendid bunch in the climactic confusion scene in the woods.”

Nottingham Post

“The central characters are all faultless, the chaotic cat fight in Act 2 between Hermia and Helena is both exhausting and utterly honest.”****

Theatre Bath

"It is hard to say who shines most out of such a strong cast, all of whom are eager to induce laughter, although the two Antipholus’ (Dan Wheeler and Joseph Chance) are especially entertaining, exercising just the right amount comic anger/bewilderment"

****

Reviews Hub

"An outstanding five-strong cast, with a mix of 21st century dialogue and traditional Christmas music, which they perform with impressive skill...Dan Wheeler`s intoxicated Ghost of Christmas Present is a telling metaphor for some of today`s more wretched festive celebrations"

****

The Stage

“Interplay...deserve the highest praise for so effectively chronicling the life of a folk hero, capturing every moment of tenderness, tragedy and humour through nothing more than great acting, singing and musicianship.”

Yorkshire Evening Post

“The whole thing is sharp and beautifully choreographed, which shows, for instance, in the scene where Antipholus of Syracuse (Dan Wheeler) makes his desire clear to Luciana.”

Nottingham Post

“Atmosphere is all in Ernest And The Pale Moon, and on Thursday it made for the most visually memorable night’s theatre your reviewer has experienced this year with an increasing, if strangely pleasurable, discomfort.”

York Press

“Dan Wheeler is excellent as Jacques, the affected and pompous melancholic gentleman.”

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