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Imelda Staunton – after her award-winning turns in Sweeney Todd and Gypsy – has propelled herself into the ‘national treasure’ stratosphere in recent years. Now she takes on another classic female role of the American canon.
Here are what some of the critics have said:
“Staunton is not one of your big, blowsy Marthas built on Elizabeth Taylor lines”, explains Michael Billington (Guardian, ★★★★★), eyes brimming with fearful tears, “but a pocket fighter who shows from the start that she enjoys humiliating George and also relishes his occasional comebacks.”
Mark Shenton (The Stage, ★★★★★) concurs. “Nobody mines alternating notes of fury and desolation as Imelda Staunton does”, he writes. “Nor strikes such opposing forces of resilience and hopelessness.”
Paul Taylor (Independent, ★★★★★), quivering in a ball on the floor, goes further. For him, Staunton’s performance is “one of the greatest feats of acting I have witnessed.”