Anne-Marie Piazza

Actor / Writer / Musician

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Reviews for Twelfth Night

★★★★ A beautiful garden and a Shakespeare comedy may be a well-rehearsed kind of alchemy, but with a talented company and the weather behind it, it is as potent a mixture as ever. (The Stage)

★★★★ Anne-Marie Piazza shows her versatility in yet another role, looking every inch the sly, conniving wench!…And what a cast it is, with strong acting and cheeky humour from most of them as they interact discreetly with the audience, facially and verbally, adding to the comedy of the play. Nothing !!fazes them and they take everything in their stride. (West End Wilma)

★★★★ In the hands of director Vik Sivalingham and his team, it dials up the fun but doesn’t let us away without learning anything… it’s the music, the casting and the performances here that make it….Nick Howard-Brown and Anne-Marie Piazza as the fool Feste and the maid Maria busily flit throughout the show with songs and pranking, generally being catalysts for everything else. (The Public Reviews)

★★★★ Watching Shakespeare performed outside can be a magical experience and Twelfth Night delivers..Anne-Marie Piazza is a devilishly naughty Maria (The Gizzle Review)

★★★★  I must at this stage congratulate the cast for their clarity of performance…These were complemented by the echoing and haunting sounds of Anne-Marie Piazza’s Maria/Priest as she sang to the enthralled gathering. (UK Theatre Network)

★★★★ Set in the beautiful grounds of St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden, this promenade production of Twelfth Night by Iris Theatre is pure joy…The setting of the production is what makes this production unique and special. (LondonTheatre1)

★★★★ The audience is sucked into the action from the offset..It’s a great night out for all the family and highly recommended; the cast are excellent, the venue is beautiful and you couldn’t ask for better weather (Everything Theatre)

Anne-Marie Piazza’s delicious Maria, is the best I’ve seen performed….A wonderful sense of intimacy is created in the flower-filled gardens. Entreated to follow the actors to different scenes becomes a playful treat. (Once a Week Theatre)

★★★★ Whilst the ragtag trio just pip the rest to the post, Director Vik Sivalingam’s casting is sublime, with all the cast feeling right at home in their characters – leaving us to get stuck into the intricacies of Shakepeare’s mischievous comedy. (Broadway Baby)

★★★ It’s the scenes between the terrible drunkards – a roaring Robert Maskell as Sir Toby Belch and Henry Wyrley-Birch as a spineless Aguecheek – that are the most fun. Here they wander through the audience as they hatch plans and giggle. (Time Out)

The big laughs are garnered by the three plotters. With some style, Robert Maskell, Henry Wyrley-Birch and Anne-Marie Piazza resurrect the spirit of the Carry-Ons – think Sid James, Charlie Hawtrey and Barbara Windsor – as Sir Toby, Aguecheek and Maria. Broad laughs are their reward – and why not? (Broadway World)

This is one Shakespeare production I can wholeheartedly get behind. It offers an engaging and inclusive take on a traditional comedy and allows both seasoned Shakespearean veterans and complete newcomers to enjoy the show in equal measure. (A Younger Theatre)

★★★★ One of the enormous assets these Iris productions have – apart from the high quality of the performances – is that they take place in one of the most attractive settings in The West end…It is a joyous night out. (Remote Goat)

A beautiful evening made this doubly enjoyable….it is a production that is full of high spirits to cheer up even a dull day and the golden glow of lighting designer Benjamin Polya’s sunset through mist would make you believe in summer even in the depths of winter. (British Theatre Guide)