SHELL SHOCK - RADIO ADELAIDE ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
"Had me on the edge of tears... Shell Shock is emotional, compelling, confronting, thought-provoking and most importantly – honest. Respectful, delicate and real."
SHELL SHOCK - BROADWAY WORLD
"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."
SHELL SHOCK - FRINGE REVIEW: OUTSTANDING SHOW
"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." Full Review
SHELL SHOCK - GLASGOW LIVING ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
"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."
SHELL SHOCK - SCENE ONE PLUS ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
"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." Full Review
SHELL SHOCK - FRINGE GURU ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
"It's 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." Full Review
MENGELE - THE ADVERTISER ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
"There will not be a more compelling or powerful individual performance...
It is important, today as much as ever, and it is brilliant."
MENGELE - RAW ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
"A must-see masterpiece, with a message more relevant than ever. Lest we forget."
MENGELE - BROADWAY WORLD
"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."
MENGELE - DAILY BUSINESS ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
"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." Full Review
MENGELE - SPAMALOTS ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 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."
MENGELE - FRINGE REVIEW: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
"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." Full Review
MENGELE - CLOTHESELINE: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
"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." Full Review
THE HERALD ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
"Uncompromising, unflinching and brave"
MENGELE - NY reviews:
"A powerful, brutal and surprisingly contemporary expose of a sociopathic narcissist" Broadway World
"One to watch this week" (Top three rated theatre shows in NY) Jewish Week
"Best off-off Broadway show" Time Out NY, Sept 2017
"Thoughtful, clever theater... quality writing, stand out performances, concerned about the world today. Great." Show Score