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Beautiful Reviews for Amanda Laing in “Josephine Wants to Dance”

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Amanda Laing

BMEG’s Amanda Laing received beautiful reviews in the children’s theatre production, Josephine Wants to Dance, presented by Monkey Baa Theatre Company. Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, Adapted by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry. Josephine Wants to Dance is a story about dreams, believing in yourself … and a dancing kangaroo

“Chloe Dallimore and Amanda Laing are exquisitely funny as the Tivoli showgirl lyrebirds”

“Biggins has cast the play with triple threats and they all shine”

Jason Blake – Audrey Journal
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“Dallimore and Laing are also gloriously funny as the lyrebirds who mimic whatever is said.”

Jo Litson – The Daily Telegraph
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“Amanda Laing and Hayden Rodgers excelling in every task, character, song and dance – they have many responsibilities – wit, panache galore”.

“Monkey Baa could tour JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE forever. The Australian Ballet…could buy it and tour it forever, as well”.

Kevin Jackson – Kevin Jackson’s Theatre Diary
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“A duo of lyrebirds – Dallimore and Laing as glittering showgirls – are the show stealers, with their hilarious antics that inspire a few high kicks from Josephine”.

Artsplorers
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“Amanda Laing makes the most of the contrasts offered in not only playing a large native bird but also the tragically injured ballerina and Shaggy Gully’s town clerk Big Annie.”

Diana Simmonds – Stage Noise
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“Amanda Laing is vibrant and funny and creates three fantastic characters”

Bronwyn Fullerton – Sydney Arts Guide
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“Combined with the perfect story-telling vehicle, the Monkey Baa production team, cast and crew bring a level of professionalism, often only seen in musical theatre for adults”.

Brydie Wright – Weekend Notes
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