'Appraisal is a tightly written and compellingly performed evisceration of “integrity”, “transparency” and the cut and thrust of workplace dynamics.'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ InDaily
'Absolutely excellent play to watch. So clever. Dramatic, comedic, hilarious'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Edinburgh Review
'A maze of twists and turns with humorous, dramatic punch'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Edinburgh Guide
'Fascinatingly, horribly, true to life, and very well written and performed'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ EdFest.com
'A terrific play, disturbingly realistic'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ GlamAdelaide
'Intelligent & incisive... utterly captivating'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ StageWhispers
'Enjoyment of the play derived from her catching him lying'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ FringeFan.com
'Darkly funny and vibrant'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ FestMag.com
'Absolutely gripping, occasionally very funny and two wonderful performances'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Dark Chat
'Excellent! A masterclass in gas-lighting and a masterpiece of manipulation'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Everything Theatre
'A romp through workplace politics'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ One4Review
'Recognisable, authentic, deftly crafted, thoughtful yet laugh out loud'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Liam Rudden's MUST SEE Theatre
'Very funny, with some wonderful linguistic thrusting and parrying'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Scottish Field
'A classically structured two-hander that captures the unjustifiable, often unaccountable, behavoiur enabled by office hierarchies that wouldn’t be tolerated anywhere else'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ The Scotsman
'A battle of wits, tight, well-paced and engrossing'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Reviews Hub
'A tense relatable thriller... genius'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Bohemian Britain
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Get Your Coats On
'Must be seen to be appreciated'
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Adelaide Review
'A compelling, heartfelt and pleasantly humorous performance that packed a punch for
audience members from all walks of life'
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The West Australian
'The perfect balance of humour and heart'
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ South Western Times
'Hilarious night out!'
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Bunbury Herald
'Tim Marriott tells stories better than most, much better than most. A few bits of costume, some sound effects, and a tale to tell, and he's got your attention for the next hour'
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Broadway World
WATSON: THE FINAL PROBLEM
'After witnessing Marriott’s masterful performance, one is in no doubt to the brilliance and excellence of this actor. Truly wonderful theatre'
'Marriott's performance is impeccable. Captivating acting, excellent sound design, perfect execution'
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stage Whispers - Full Review
'A thrilling ride, dense and absorbing'
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ InDaily - Full Review
'A fresh, deeper look at Watson in an absorbing example of great theatre. Don't miss it'
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Broadway World
'A great adaptation - a really fascinating interpretation'
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Theatre Weekly - Full Review
'Fantastic... intimate yet expansive'
'A great tale well told'
'A damn fine play, an impressive performance'
'A mesmerising performance from an actor who was engaging as Watson, and equally convincing as the voice of Holmes and Moriarty. We were hooked for the entire hour as the story unfolded; related with a stoic English reserve befitting Dr Watson. A beautifully played performance, highly recommended'
'Utterly brilliant. A great story and wonderfully performed. A full audience so book early and take all the family. Tim Marriott does an amazing job'
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Edinburgh Review
'A thrilling new perspective on the life of the great detective and his right-hand man. For all theatre-goers it’s a grippingly fine display of the art of the monologue from one of its outstanding exponents'
'Had me on the edge of tears... Shell Shock is emotional, compelling, confronting, thought-provoking and most importantly – honest. Respectful, delicate and real'
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Radio Adelaide - Full Review
'A moving and insightful performance leaving the audience with the impression that they have come to understand Tommy, and we are able to relate to his difficulties in readjusting to civilian life through this marvellous characterisation. Be sure to see this production before it closes'
Broadway World - Full Review
'This is a superior performance that is built slowly and the way you are engaged throughout draws you into the piece.The direction has an assured quality which allows you to feel that this has authenticity and the desire to both educate and entertain. The performance is simply astonishing and astounding and led me to pick up a dictionary to look under superlatives'
OUTSTANDING Fringe Review - Full Review
'This is an important play about Post-traumatic stress disorder in an era when young men get sent out as cannon fodder at the whim of politicians... The writing is as superb as the acting... Tim Marriott, an actor-playwright, is strong, on the ball'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Glasgow Living - Full Review
'Tim Marriott has created an astonishing piece of drama from a blank canvas which leaves the audience impassioned, enlightened and educated on a lifestyle that is a reality for many'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Scene One - Full Review
'It is often said that actors deliver a 'stunning performance,' but in this case it's literally true: the intensity of portrayal is a shock for the senses, though to Tim Marriott's credit it never feels out-of-control or overdone...'Shell Shock' isn't quite meant for me; it's an invitation into a world I can never fully understand... but thanks to clever adaptation and commanding performance, this stage version is vivid and compassionate'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Fringe Guru - Full Review
'There will not be a more compelling or powerful individual performance...
It is important, today as much as ever, and it is brilliant'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ The Advertiser - Full Review
'A must-see masterpiece, with a message more relevant than ever. Lest we forget'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Kryztoff RAW - Full Review
'Absolutely riveting... This is going to be one of those performances that will be spoken of in reverential terms for a long time to come. Do not miss this production'
Broadway World - Full Review
'One of the most powerful and astonishing pieces of theatre I have ever seen...There are also moments of beauty and one or two comic lines – hard to believe...This play stirred my emotions and brought me to tears. It was a true masterclass in acting and writing and there were some jaw-dropping twists with both players excelling themselves in the final denouement'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Daily Business - Full Review
Top 5 pick of the Fringe
'This was an incredible performance by Tim Marriott and Stefanie Rossi to a fully packed Tuesday night theatre and not without good reason. Five stars – one of my top five picks of the Adelaide Fringe 2018'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Spamalots
'We cannot ignore this tale and it is a legacy we ought to be sharing with our children... a polished and accomplished performance served to remind me of the lessons of the past and how ignorant some people are in trying to avoid them for their and our futures. It scared me. Such is the power of good theatre done well'
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Fringe Review - Full Review
'Tim Marriott excels as the unrepentant epitome of evil. To give credibility to the notion that a monster like Mengele would truly believe that he should be admired for his despicable acts is no mean feat. Marriott’s Mengele is measured when initially discussing his life, becoming self-serving and pompous when addressing his foul science, and incredulous when encouraged to account for his actions.
Superbly written, the dialogue constantly bounces from one to the other and, despite perhaps knowing where the story is headed, there are enough emotional twists and turns to keep the audience wholly engaged'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Clothesline - Full Review
'Uncompromising, unflinching and brave'
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ The Herald
New York 'Encore' reviews:
'A powerful, brutal and surprisingly contemporary expose of a sociopathic narcissist'
One to watch this week
(Top three rated theatre shows in NY) Jewish Week
'Best off-off Broadway show'
Time Out NY
'Thoughtful, clever theater. Quality writing, stand out performances, concerned about the world today. Great."