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On SWIM (2022)

The Stage ★★★★ “Rich physicality… Richardson's skilled physicality and comic timing”

Northern Arts Review ★★★★ “It was faultless. Richardson played our hearts like a musical instrument…a privilege to be there”.

Westmorland Gazette ★★★★ “Liz is the most natural performer, and this is the most human of plays…a performance to inspire and touch your soul."

Curtains Up "Richardson- a powerful and compelling performer...mixing heartbreak and brutal honesty with clever comedy."


Theatre Royal Plymouth "Funny, clever and heartwarming



On SWIM (2019)

The List ★★★★ " a sensitive portrait of overwhelming grief, but also of love and friendship's ability to hold a person up in the deepest waters." 

Three Weeks ★★★★ "a mesmerising production...the emotions conveyed are profound and sincere."

Feminist Fringe ★★★★ "we as an audience are affirmed that this is also our water and so if we swim, then our pain and our joy can also be felt here too."

Fringe Review "This elegant show was an accessible and tender piece of theatre…I felt emotional and thoughtful and longing to get in the cold water too."

i News  'Best Shows to Watch at the Fringe'

WhatsOnStage '12 Shows to Catch Before the Fringe'


The Times 'Festival Picks'

Read the Guardian interview

On Gutted

The Stage ★★★★ "Funny, important & moving...all at once a fond rallying cry for the importance of the NHS, a rebuttal to the damaging culture of shame and silence surrounding the kind of illnesses you can't bring up at the dinner table, and some brilliant character comedy from Richardson, a talented performer with real verve... a show with as much heart as guts, as much about being well as being ill. It's about the privilege of having a body that does what we want it to - one that can be used, unthinkingly, to live"

The Guardian, "Toilet humour is never hard to come by at the Edinburgh fringe – but what about toilet theatre? One show at this year’s festival is taking a very literal approach to the taboos around bathrooms and bowel movements and putting three toilets on stage." 

BroadwayBaby ★★★★★ "Honest, articulate, candid... a fantastic sense of humour... interactive and inspired methods of staging"

Three Weeks Edinburgh ★★★★ "Richardson’s acting is remarkable as she switches between a wide variety of characters"

London City Nights ★★★★ "...her delivery is cool, crisp and concise...Gutted is a fantastic and important Fringe experience: bold, confident and entirely genuine"

Unrestricted View, "inspired by a woman who has come out the other side – a wife, a mother and a terrific writer/performer"

Live Art Alive, "It feels impossible not to be drawn in by Liz Richardson's performance. She is understated and charming on stage, and wickedly adept at mimicry"

Theatre and Tea, "Well created and brilliantly told..a relevant and truthful account"

Afroanalysis, "Liz is incredibly gifted"

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