Reviews: Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre, London - March 2014
Photos: Johan Persson
Janie Dee / Photo: Johan Persson
Jemima Rooper, Janie Dee, Angela Lansbury & Charles Edwards / Photo: Johan Persson
Serena Evens, Charles Edwards, Angela Lansbury, Janie Dee & Simon Jones / Photo: Johan Persson
"The comedy is reinforced by the excellent Janie Dee, who lends Ruth an air of steely ferocity…and it's a sign of Coward's theatricality that a simple line such as Ruth's statement about Elvira – "My husband has driven her into Folkestone" – can still raise the roof."
Michael Billington, The Guardian 18 March 2014
"The bickering menage a trois is exceptionally well played here…As Ruth, his managing, tidy-minded second wife, Janie Dee is delectably waspish and distraught."
Paul Taylor, The Independent 18 March 2014
"Janie Dee, as his extant wife Ruth, manages to convey great dignity in her predicament."
Tim Walker, The Telegraph 19 March 2014
"The languidly beguiling Dee as a seductive and demanding Ruth…"
Michael Coveney, Whatsonstage 19 March 2014