Press

How Not to Live in Suburbia

“A powerful, hilarious and honest testimony which comforts and confronts in unflinching and equal measure.” Jackie Montague, Exeunt

“Witty, wry, tough, poetic and brilliant” **** The Upcoming

“Lyrical and bravely honest ***** West End Wilma

“Witty and gently profound” **** Evening Standard.
“Subtle,sincere,riotously funny and endearingly raw” ***** Broadway Baby

“Witty, engaging satire…playful and inventive” Guardian picks of the Fringe.

“Heartbreaking autobiographical performance” **** Festmag

“Frank, funny and compassionate”**** The Stage

“Funny, frank, frequently sweary” **** FringeGuru

“Strikingly honest and uplifting” **** ThreeWeeks

SUBURBIA – Interviews, Articles & Twitter responses

Raymondo

“humorous and heartbreaking” The New Welsh Review

“a dazzling display of unconventional storytelling” **** StageTalk

“a little like what might happen if you put Tim Burton, Philip Ridley, Tim Crouch and Chris Goode into a blender together with a thesaurus.” **** Lane’s List

“70 minutes of utter genius”http://www.bristolprospectus.co.uk/review-raymondo/

“Shiningly original narrative…moving and macarbre” **** The List

“A rich, wild and precise poetry that breathes a colossal and sometimes angry humanity… Magical and strange…” ****
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

“Untamed, brilliant writing… grotesquely beautiful, tragic and uplifting. A one woman rollercoaster ride” ****
Fest

“Impressively original… hovers around the sublime” ****

Broadway Baby

“A gorgeous contemporary fairytale and a must for both adults and children” ****
The Stage

“A captivating and superbly composed show, full of wonder and invention” ****
A Younger Theatre

Raymondo – a tale of such vivid sensuality, musicality & heart. @LaSiddons makes a cape of much more than ok. Unforgettable.
Tim Crouch ‏on Twitter @timcrouch1964 Aug 20

Adored ‘Raymondo’ @LaSiddons is a born writer: sensuous, subversive & sweary. She knows a lot of words & she likes boys too. @Summerhallery
Chris Goode on Twitter @beescope Aug 23

Nutcracker and Mouse King

“Trippily candy bright” ****
Exeunt

“One of the most enchanting nights I have ever spent in the theatre” ****
What’s on Stage

“Gasps of fright, squeals of joy and rounds of laughter….The nutcracker as you’ve never seen it before!” ****
A Younger Theatre

“Enchants children and leaves adults yearning for that lost childish sense of imagination that was able to take us into magical worlds instantly.” ****
Everything Theatre

“The storytelling is so evocative that the audience sits spellbound.” ****
The Telegraph

“Austerity is for arseholes” **
Matt Trueman, Time Out

Rapunzel

“It is not often that you see a show that makes your heart go ping ping boom boom, but this is one.” ****
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Not since Into the Woods has there been a theatrical fairy tale as dark and ingenious as this.” ****
Theatermania

“Wonderfully involving, witty and emotionally potent” ****
Paul Taylor, Independent.

“This marvellously inventive show… Annie Siddons’ script is almost Shakespearian in its mix of the earthy and ethereal, the funny and the frightening” *****
Robert Hewison, Sunday Times

Metro ****

“You will never want to leave this show!” ****
Standard

“Dark and Sublimely Sweet” *****
Time Out Critics’ Choice

“Just go. And take some children. If none are available, go anyway.” ****
The Times

Annie Siddons

Playwright   Performer