LIP SERVICE! Theatre Reviews (August 2017)

“That Lip Service remains watchable is mainly down to Amanda Muggleton. She manages to retain humanity and an intelligent take on the character of Rubinstein (who could so easily be merely a wise-cracking gargoyle in lesser hands). In the second half, which quite frankly, is where the play really resides, she finds the pathos and vulnerability beneath the carapace of the narcissistic autocrat and it’s genuinely moving and illuminating.” STAGE WHISPERS (REVIEW)

READ: http://www.stagenoise.com/review/2017/lip-service

“Amanda Muggleton hardly leaves the stage. The role is totally demanding and she grasps the part with highly professional vigour.” SYDNEY SCOOP (REVIEW)

READ: http://sydneyscoop.com/arts-entertainment-reviews/lip-service/

“Muggleton as Rubinstein is superb – at first elegantly coifed Dragon-Empress-like with her hands weighted down by huge rings. She is gruff, seemingly cold, abrupt yet flamboyant and extremely parsimonious. There is but small mention of her being a philanthropist and her support for the arts. Eventually we see the fragility hidden beneath and her being afraid to love. When we learn of the real tragedy of her life empathy has already been established with the audience and her inability to express or receive love is extremely moving.” ARTS HUB (REVIEW)

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“But undeniably, it’s Amanda Muggleton’s bold, garish, scene-chewing performance as Helena Rubinstein that adds the high gloss coating to Misto’s gloriously, bitingly funny script. Muggleton embodies Rubinstein as if she were channelling the Polish faux princess, playing her with mischief and nonchalance that enhances her perfectly timed one-liners.” THE MUSIC (REVIEW)

READ: http://themusic.com.au/arts/reviews/2017/08/28/lip-service-rita-bratovich/

“Amanda Muggleton has been perfectly cast as Rubinstein, a role that is big enough to take the gusto and talent that Muggleton always brings to her work.” SYDNEY CHIC (REVIEW)

READ: https://www.sydneychic.com.au/single-post/2017/08/27/Theatre-Review-Lip-Service-The-Ensemble-Theatre