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The Railway Children Lady
  • Eloise Williams takes on the marathon task of playing Edith, flitting between the capricious and tragic with the lift of an eyebrow. It was a stellar performance … Fiona Phillips, South Wales Argus
Old Hands
  • … for me the star of the night was Eloise Williams. David Cox, Remote Goat
  • Eloise Williams gave a performance of total conviction and was a joy to watch. Michael Kelligan, Theatre in Wales
  • Eloise Williams sings with winning charm as Florry, evoking nostalgic memories of music hall days. John Holliday, The Stage
Full Circle
  • Eloise Howe, who played Mrs E., one of Andy’s circle, played her part with scatty brilliance… Marion Preece S.W. Guardian
  • … just about the most affecting audience experience you’re likely to find.
  • … this is no ordinary Hijinx show (though what is?) but a celebration of the power of theatre … David Adams Western Mail
  • Eloise Howe shone as the socially aware and inspirational Mrs E. Works such as this restore one’s faith in theatre, reinforcing my oft-stated belief that live performance can change lives for the better. Graham Williams, South Wales Evening Post
Dylan Thomas in London
  • … strong lead and supporting performances, especially from Eloise Howe, carry the audience through. Mole Valley Valves, Edinburgh Fringe News
  • …Eloise Howe and Jack Llewellyn are excellent in a plethora of supporting roles… Susan Mansfield, The Scotsman
  • The women played by Eloise Howe, who makes a particularly amusing Edith Sitwell complete with strangulated voice … Philip Fisher, Four stars – British theatre guide
  • Eloise Howe is nothing less than luminescent in no less than nine beautifully performed roles, including Dylan’s wife Caitlin, Pamela Hansford Johnson and a fine interpretation of Gwen Watkins.Graham Williams, Evening Post
  • Eloise Howe is impressive, beginning as the crisp and eager Pamela Hansford Johnson, through to a moving portrayal of Caitlin – at first sturdy, roaring and hopeful, but ending up fractious and sodden with drink and disappointment.Kate Lay, Swansea Evening Post
Ruling the Roost
  • Eloise Howe is every bit the scheming, two-faced minx, the villain of the piece whose duplicitous ways seem to win the day – or do they? Michael Kelligan – Theatre in Wales
The Ugly Sisters (co – written by Eloise)
  • Eloise Howe and Rosalind Davidson certainly win the audiences sympathy with their excellent comic performances. This mixture of comedy, dance and reworked carols is no Christmas turkey; there are twists aplenty and more surprises than a sleigh-load of crackers and with infinitely better jokes than your average festive fare. This production, fine tuned by director Naomi Martell, will leave you with a belly full of laughs. Geraint Thomas Theatre in Wales
  • Ugly sisters, Eloise Howe and Rosalind Davidson, worked brilliantly as a comic double act … Ella-Louise Gilbert, Theatre in Wales
  • … Eloise Howe and Bethan Thomas have a script here that can be sparkling, lyrical, funny and witty as well as hinting at a smart feminist (or is it post-feminist?) theme. David Adams, Western Mail
Toshack or Me!
  • Eloise Howe again showed her talent for playing comic roles in Natalie; a dippy-hippy councillor, who had to work harder to get the mainly male audience to laugh, but did so with triumph. Ella-Louise Gilbert, Theatre in Wales
  • Eloise Howe turns in a richly comic performance as New Age Counsellor Natalie… a hugely refreshing and very original experience… Graham Williams, Evening Post
To Have and to Hold
  • Eloise Howe, as Rhiannon strikes a perfect balance in giving us both the vulnerabilities of the character and her flashes of genuine joy… Michael Kelligan – Theatre in Wales
  • Eloise Howe and Emyr John project an appealing simplicity and innocent longing for companionship that proves quite touching. Jon Holliday – The Stage
  • The simple set and originally scored music not only showcases the talent of the cast but also the quality of the production as whole. This play deserves a wide audience. A whole spectrum of people, especially those who have no experience of those issues, will enjoy and benefit from this energetic, but ultimately sensitive production. A job well done. Kelly Salter – Big Issue Cymru
Oedipus The King
  • Fluellen’s powerful production…is absorbing and has real resonance, punctuated by superb performances from the five-strong cast. Full marks to director Peter Richards and his cast. Graham Williams – Evening Post
Corrupts Absolutely
  • Eloise Howe’s master manipulator Bex exerts a powerful sensuality over proceedings … Tilly Black – The Venue
  • Eloise Howe as Bex is excellent. Chris Mitchell – Metro
Into My Own
  • The four actors all give sincere, honest and energetic performances. Dave Windass – Hull Literature Festival Critic
  • Dilys, a delightfully energetic performance from Eloise Howe. Michael Kelligan -Theatre in Wales
  • Dilys – aheartwarming and extrovert portrayal by Eloise Howe. Jon Holliday – The Stage
  • This show has that Hijinx hallmark: the lump in the throat and tear in the eye that always come just before the final scene, even with this hardened and demanding old critic. It’s performed well by the cast, who all sing quite beautifully …in terms of performance and effectiveness is difficult to criticise. David Adams – Western Mail
Macbeth
  • It is a fresh and enthusiastic production, richly costumed and paced rather like a thriller. There is a feeling that Macbeth and his wife, excellently played by John Dutton and Eloise Howe, just might get away with it. Kevin Berry – TES
Awake
  • The play offered some excellent performances… On the whole I found the play totally mind blowing. Charlotte Scaramuzza – Southwark News
  • Awake is ambitious, fresh, original… An interesting new play confidently acted – well worth seeing! Sarah Monaghan – Theatreworld Magazine
With heartfelt thanks, as always, to all patrons…

Zoe Wanamaker, Dr. Michael Read, Sion Eirian, Erica Eirian, Lesley Joseph, Daniel Hart, Freda Henshall, Margaret Bourke, Sandra Howe, Kate Winslet, Winifred Perry Brown, Joanna Williams, Brenda Howe, Shirley Bailey, John Bailey, Spiro Borg, Jon Jones, Hazel Graham, Gaelle Jones, Rose Harris, Bob Williams, George Greenhow, Ashley Smith, Christine Williams, Ken Thorne, Amir Dad, Paul Henke, Jane Williams, Saracens Rugby Club, The Atlantic Foundation.

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