Rhonwen McCormack

Freelance Director Reviews

“Avalon”

“”I’d heard it was good, but I hadn’t realised it was absolutely stunning.”  Reviews don’t come much better than this, especially for a new opera…… (“Avalon”) seems to have made an instant impression with one woman who wrote with her verdict to….. Ian Enters who has written the libretto……. The stage director is Rhonwen McCormack….. and it appears to have been a huge success so far.” – Sheffield Telegraph

 

“Avalon”, a new opera on the King Arthur story, was performed at Doncaster Minster. It was very enjoyable, with memorable music and excellent singing.” – Doncaster Today

 

“Avalon” the opera is halfway into its South Yorkshire tour, and is already receiving rave reviews…… stunning singing was complimented by beautiful period dress and authentic stage props….. And a quite stunning battle scene between the King and his son is the finest choreography I’ve witnessed for years. ….. If you can make the rest of the tour – get on down! You won’t be disappointed.” – Look Local

 

“The Christian Brothers”

“Director Rhonwen McCormack has approached writer Ron Blair’s accomplished play with great sympathy and understanding, and the results show in every aspect of this unnerving production.” – What’s On In London

 

“Jeremy Spriggs’s magnificent performance engages from the start, and holds attention with compulsion to the end. It’s a strange journey, intense, powerful, that touches the soul.” – Fringe Report

 

“La Dispute”

“Director, Rhonwen McCormack, takes this intriguing French comedy of 1744 into a sensual fantasy world where four newborn babies have been raised in isolation, so that when grown-up they can meet each other and resolve the question: which gender is at heart the more unfaithful? And, very skilfully she does it too with a light touch but firm grip on the production……… Do go – you won’t regret it.” – Bristol West End News

 

Freelancer reference

“She is a Director of quite exceptional talent and originality and I have always found her work to be exciting and of the very highest standard…… She is an excellent instigator of projects and has the natural qualities of leadership to see these through to successful realisation with flair and integrity, always generating an exciting and creative working environment and communicating her own boundless energy and enthusiasm to her team…… In addition to her technical expertise, she has a deep understanding of and refreshingly original approach to text, and always brings the very best out of the performers under her direction.” – Christopher Denys, former Principal of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.