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"A memorable stage debut from the delightful Jaime Winstone. She displays stiletto-sharp comic timing as she totters about on precipitous heels, pricking craftily at the loathsome Cougar's Dorian Gray esque delusions about youth and ageing. Disquieting and impressive."
Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard
"Best of all is Jaime Winstone as his fiancee, who hilariously combines the cosiness of Barbara Windsor with the waspishness of Edna Everage."
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph
"The second act in particular flies, thanks to a suprememly charismatic stage debut by Jaime Winstone. Playing the pouty, provocative, pregnant Sherbert, she owns the room."
Dominic Maxwell, The Times
"Jaime Winston, who despite a long film CV is apparently making her stage debut, gives a brilliant portrayal of a belligerent teenage punk with an unexpected love for tradition."
Philip Fisher, The British Theatre Guide
"This is the debut for Jaime Winstone and her performance is one of the best I have seen this year. She gives Sherbert's sink estate voice a certain flexibility- one moment warm and chatty, the next so hard edged you could slice ears off with it."
Paul Callan, Daily Express
"Much depends on Sherbet's impact as a catalytic infiltrator, and Jaime Winstone, making her stage debut, is astoundingly good, as naturally and commandingly at home on a stage as any newcomer I've seen this year. Sherbet's mantra is traditional values, traditional domesticity, and with a baby on the way, she's targeting Foxtrot with comic insensitivity. Dressed like a demented show poodle, her hair bunched into two blonde posies and her lower carriage heaving at the constraints of her mini-skirt, she cuts a hilarious figure of screeching domination in a play, rich in great speeches, that is both compelling and genuinely disturbing; there's one scene near the end you won't want to see again, but I won't spoil it for you."
Michael Coveney, What's On Stage
"Winstone is brilliantly disingenuous."
Sunday Times Culture
"Jaime Winstone seizes the part of Sherbet between her teeth, flinging away the mask of disingenuousness with a celebrity that emphasises her contempt."
Rhoda Koenig, The Independent
"Jaime Winstone's Sherbert, with legs up to her armpits, a bun in the oven and a cockney attitude that could stab you in the eyeballs, is diverting."
Caroline McGinn, Time Out
"shows promise as a character actor. Sherbet is a grotesque creation and she demonstrates a mature understanding of the dynamics of her character."
Jeremy Austin, The Stage
"Not having seen the original production I can't compare Jaime Winstone with her predecessor but it would have taken something special to match the startling performance of the diminutive actress in her stage debut."
"Looking like a fluorescent firework - bright pink top, hair exploding in bunches - she bursts with confidence and is a natural comic actress, perfectly pitching her "babes" to boyfriend Foxtrot - switching from sentimental affection to scary control freak in a bat of a glittery eyelash."
"Her effervescence and Lynch's smooth gravity provide welcome relief from the chill of Cougar and Ridley's twisted images of guts full of maggots and birds stuffed through mangles."
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