"A glorious avant-garde show that was as musically interesting as it was spiritually stirring"
"The highlight was Emily Hall's Nightingale and the Rose, a folk-pop-infused meditation on Wilde's fairy tale. Complemented by Gaelle Denis's incomprehensively lovely film, its central number is a beautiful reworking of Yeat's Down by the Sally Gardens. Two homeless soloists, David Sanchez-Remade and Kevin Woodward, imbued the timeless words with incalculable regret:"But I was young and foolish,"runs the lyric-"and now I'm full of tears". Wow.
Evening Standard 20/12/2010 (4 stars), Kieron Quirke
"A joyful event, culminating in a thrilling rendition of a sea shanty by all four casts, lifting the church roof with exhilerating glee"
"Most sophisticated was a version of Oscar Wilde's The Nightingale and the Rose, shot in a gorgeous glow of Pierre et Giles colours by Gaelle Denis, with a lyrical, folk-inspired score by Emily Hall."
The Daily Telegraph 20/12/2010 (4 Stars) Rupert Christiansen
"The strongest fable, however, focuses on a broken heart and a simple folk song. Company members Victor Sande, David Sanchez-Remade and Kevin Woodward, with Revivalist drones and descants for violin and cello, led Emily Hall's adaptation of The Nightingale and the Rose, a wistful story of unrequited love, sensitively filmed by Gaelle Denis"
Independent on Sunday 26/12/2010 (4 stars) Anna Picard
"Immediately appealing is The Nightingale and the Rose, Emily Hall's delicate interpretation of Oscar Wilde's short story. Cast members fill the church with whistled birdsong before launching a heartfelt refrain that repaets throughout the score and Gaelle Denis's ravishing film."
Financial Times 21/12/2010 (3 stars) Laura Battle