"Sylvaine Strike time and again blows everyone away, this time with a fantastic interpretation of The Miser. She knows how to pick’em – from the cast to those especially striking Strike moments that keep you smiling or wiping away a tear long after you leave the theatre."
Almost every moment could be a flawlessly staged studio photograph. The mood is a sad humour in which love tries to overcome greed, paranoia and class – eerily relevant to the comedy of manners South Africans currently find themselves in. I have never experienced such disarming sincerity in a farce."
"...it’s a dynamic, smart piece of work, packed with wit and pathos and multiple opportunities for the actors to flex their dramatic muscles... The Barney Simon is an intimate theatre, so it’s possible to watch each actor closely for such nuances. Do so, and you won’t be disappointed – The Miser offers an excellent collective performance from its cast."
"Staged in a place made impenetrable yet utterly vulnerable to eavesdropping, with an arc of curtains and a small ottoman centre stage, the play is so good, you don’t want it to end. But end it does, with a barb in its tail. If you see one play this year, see this one. It’s a tonic."
"Director Sylvaine Strike has brought to life the 1668 play The Miser, and managed to give it a relevance and spunk one wouldn’t expect. The costumes are fabulous, the acting sublime, and the lessons no less true today than they were centuries ago. Oh, and not to mention that razor-sharp script."
"The Work of this ensemble makes this one of the most sophisticated and luminous theatre experiences of the decade."