Edinburgh Festival Fringe Review
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Review

Lung Ha Theatre Company August 2019 ​ As Shakespeare himself had once stated “Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable.”And remarkable is exactly how I would describe this show. A story that reaches all, whether you know a lot of Shakespeare and his life or if you are only starting to learn about the Barb and his immortal works, this is a show not to be missed.

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Meaning on Stage
Meaning on Stage

Stuttgarter Zeitung, Germany November 11, 2018

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Will review at Rose Playhouse, London – ‘a stylish hagiography’ ​
Will review at Rose Playhouse, London – ‘a stylish hagiography’ ​

The Stage April 2018 ​ Swiss-Ukrainian playwright Victoria Baumgartner’s Will is a tender love letter to Shakespeare. The play’s wide-eyed wonder at the power of the his language is infectious. Baumgartner directs a stylish production. The storytelling feels rushed, but Baumgartner’s firm belief in the power of poetry and well-placed emotional beats make Will a strangely fascinating work.

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WILL or Eight Lost Years of Young William Shakespeare’s Life | Review ​
WILL or Eight Lost Years of Young William Shakespeare’s Life | Review ​

London Theatre 1 March 2018 ​ It makes for a unique and fascinating experience. The nearest we can get to time travel. But it’s not just the history and intimacy of this unique space it’s the quality of the show. Everything about this show shouts top draw, top quality, top stuff. Victoria Baumgartner has written an engrossing play which over the course of eighty minutes does what Lord Reith declared ought to be the mission of the BBC: to inform, educate and entertain.

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Will or Eight Lost Years of William Shakespeare's Life | Rose Playhouse ​
Will or Eight Lost Years of William Shakespeare's Life | Rose Playhouse ​

The Spy in the Stalls March 2018 ​ A top notch cast indeed, who manage the shifts between fantasy and reality, past and present, fact and conjecture, tragedy and comedy. The play is bursting with echoes to Shakespeare’s future works. Shakespeare began by dreaming of words nobody else could find. He ended up adding nearly two thousand to the English language. This play is an ingenious celebration of that fact: delighfully clever yet beguiling and moving. A real gem.

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Will, The Rose Playhouse Review
Will, The Rose Playhouse Review

Everything Theatre April 2018 ​ This unique production blew me away – I was moved to tears twice (and that doesn’t happen very often). Just like any Shakespeare play, it is full of comedy and tragedy, and touches on universal and eternal themes: the plight of female equality is one that particularly struck a chord with me. Go and see this production to gain an insight into the young Will’s life and the torment of a poet wrestling with the demons of genius.

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Reviews

In the Press

A Native of Morges Packs Shakespeare in Her Luggage
A Native of Morges Packs Shakespeare in Her Luggage

La Côte, Switzerland April 17, 2019

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Victoria Baumgartner – Don’t settle for anything other than your dreams ​
Victoria Baumgartner – Don’t settle for anything other than your dreams ​

Career Conversations, Switzerland December 10, 2018 Podcast

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A Festival with Woman Power ​
A Festival with Woman Power ​

Stuttgarter Zeitung, Germany November 6, 2018

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Shakespeare is all about gut-feelings! ​
Shakespeare is all about gut-feelings! ​

Plans Cultes, Switzerland October 17, 2018 Original interview in French

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