REVIEWS AND REFERENCES

Audience member (Wrong un, Red Ladder)

''Stunning performance by the superb Kathleen Yore. Well deserved standing ovation”

Observer (Mother Courage and her Children, Red Ladder)

“Kathleen Yore is a powerful presence on stage”

Rod Dixon (Red Ladder, Artistic Director)

“I have worked with Kathleen on two Red Ladder projects that could not have been more different: Wrong Un - a one woman acapella musical by Boff Whalley and Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children. Kathleen takes her work very seriously and her preparation for the one woman show made rehearsals very easy. She is a delight to direct - she approaches a role with depth and intelligence and is open to different choices. Her singing voice is perfect and we offered her the role of Yvette in Mother Courage without an audition. I also wanted her to play a mask role – The General - and I was excited to see how she would play this as I had seen her mask performances with her own company, Odd Doll. She is a brilliant mask performer and embodies a mask with skill and instinct. Kathleen brought an immense amount to the production - she also played piano accordion in the show. Her multi role talents make her a vital part of the Red Ladder ensemble and I will look forward to working with her again as soon as a suitable role comes along - again this will be an unconditional offer, no need for audition. She is a generous member of the team always full of positive energy and always well prepared.”

Clare Clarkson, Producer (Cast in Doncaster)

“Cast has been working with Kathleen from the time our theatre launched.  She is a warm, funny and approachable performer and a professional and creative practitioner. We would wholeheartedly endorse Kathleen, she is a joy to work with and that is why we’ve been working with her for seven years”.

Helen Jones, Artistic Co-ordinator (Theodora Children's Charity)

‘’Kathleen has been working in a medical setting with children, families and staff for almost 10 years with our charity as a Giggle Dr. The role requires a high level of professionalism and sensitivity not only with the children and their families but also with the environment and the needs of the medical team. She is a beautiful and highly skilled performer who invests in regular personal and professional development. Kathleen can be brilliantly funny, whilst also maintaining gentleness and a calming presence in the space. Kathleen adapts to every situation and is genuine and original in her choices of play. I have great joy in recommending her for any appropriate work within our community arts.’’

Odd Doll is my theatre company for which I am associate artist at Cast in Doncaster and Harrogate Theatre. Write ups on my own creations...

Total Theatre Magazine

“An important voice in Puppetry”

'SEASIDE TERROR'

 

ALWAYS TIME FOR THEATRE

‘’                               Dextrous and inventive. Lashings of laughs and an abundance of ingenuity. There is too much to love about Seaside Terror not to wholeheartedly recommend it. An impressive ambitious spectacle!''

AUDIENCE MEMBERS

‘’We have seen over 200 shows ranging from local ones to west end around the country. Yours was THE BEST we have ever seen! Just wonderful. Really well done. We totally loved it’’

 

‘’It was amazing! Imaginative, witty and spooky. Totally unique. Laughs and thrills all around. Top night out! Thank you.’’

CULTURE VULTURE

'‘Entrancing, captivating and original theatre that uses the unique properties of puppetry to create delightfully dark stories told in an imaginative, engrossing and memorable way.’'

 

BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

‘’Witty and inventive. Genuinely unnerving!’’

''WHISKERS FIRST WINTER''

 

PHIL PENFOLD, YORKSHIRE POST

                               ‘‘Charm’’ applies in every sense to Whiskers first Winter.’

HATTERS MAGIC MOMENTS

‘ Odd Doll care about getting things just right. The handmade puppets are incredibly expressive and ooze character. Children are encouraged to play in the environment and were truly captivated by the charismatic storytelling, tight puppetry and inventive design. Pure theatrical escapism! Odd Doll have created something very special.’

THE REVIEWS HUB

‘Atmospheric and charmingly visual’

 

WHERE CAN I TAKE THE KIDS TODAY

‘Utterly Mesmerizing’

 

DONCASTER MUMBLER

‘All of us, myself and the mini mumblers wanted to bring whisker home with us. He was adorable!’

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