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‘Harold Pinter Shorts’ Brighton Festival Fringe 2011

Before all the things that made you feel right at their wrongness and then subverted by your tacit agreement – there was Harold Pinter.  this collection of Pinter Shorts from a very talented ensemble cast and production demonstrated just how powerful, funny, black and captivating the late playwright could be when performed with the right balance of subtlety and brut force.  Combining the familiar Pinter receipe of sexuality with violence and power play, these shorts were funny and disturbing, attractive and repulsive, sinister and charismatic.  Faultless and hypnotising, the cast left their audience reeling as the lights rose. Fantastic.

Rating 5 stars – Victoria Nangle thelatest.co.uk/7/review-brighton-fringe

Into the Blue by Beverley Hancock – Arcola Theatre, London (2010)

“Sarah Gordy, herself an actor with Down’s Syndrome, is delicious as Rosie; sassy rebellious and fiercely independent” Sam Marlowe, The Times

“Sarah Gordy raises a significant number of laughs from the audience, in a moving and engaging performance…Sarah Gordy’s natural ability to deliver a comic line result in a touching and thought provoking evening.” Bryony Hegarty, N16 Magazine

“The role of Rosie is played beautifully by Sarah Gordy. She’s epitomises the stroppy and determined child and she delivers right on cue.” Amardeep Sohi, Critic’s Cue: Spotlight Arts Culture

“[the mother] seems blind to her daughter’s spirit and independence – which the play (and Sarah Gordy’s spunky performance) goes some lengths to establish.” Brian Logan, Time Out

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Once We Were Mothers by Lisa Evans – The Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond (2007)

“Sarah Gordy – herself with Downs’s Syndrome – is undoubtedly the heart of the play, Lively, cheerful and full of unbridled charisma, she fills the stage whenever she’s on it.” Harriet Davis, roguesandvagabonds.co.uk

“Sarah Mowat as Ali and Sarah Gordy as her daughter, Flora, generate an affecting warmth between them.” Sam Marlowe, The Times

“In her giggles, pouts and involuntary swearing, Gordy plays Flora like any attitude-laden teenager – serving as a ‘real-life’ finger up to the doctors.’” Nancy Groves, Richmond & Twickenham Times

“Gordy refutes all Gwen’s patronising distaste for her granddaughter. No wonder the play begins and ends with her dancing.” Timothy Ramsden, ReviewsGate.com

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Seize the Day by Glenys Evans – Hijinx Theatre tour

“A long and demanding role, Gordy carries it off with great assurance. The upbeat climax brought tears to my eyes, not an easy thing to do after 40 years of reviewing.” Jon Holliday, The Stage

“The script, in fact, is disability blind, in other words, the fact that Sarah has Down’s Syndrome was deemed irrelevant … it is impossible not to react when the love story climaxes, as it must, in a passionate kiss – that kiss is a real coup de theatre.” David Adams, Western Mail

“Lead actress Sarah Gordy, a professional actress with Downs Syndrome, impresses the audience with her acting ability … Gordy has a wonderful expressive face that allows much to be left unsaid.” Carrie Briffett, The Big Issue

“Sarah Gordy is charming as this innocent yet feisty character. The actress is natural and sensitive.” Victoria Neil, Viewpoint

“This play takes another step forward and introduces Sarah Gordy an extraordinary professional actress who gives ‘Rose’ such a compelling and moving performance. Glenys Evans has incorporated Sarah’s extraordinary enthusiasm and love of Shakespeare into the plot.” Michael Kelligan, theatre-wales.co.uk

Walking in Water by Sarah Woods – Theatre Centre Tour

“Star of the show was most definitely Sarah Gordy – both an inspiration and a true professional.” Julie Turn, Creu Cymru

Once We Were Mothers by Lisa Evans – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme (2004)

“There are wonderful performances here from both Janice McKenzie and young Sarah Gordy.” Neil Bonner, The Stage

“Sarah Gordy undoubtedly steals the show as Flora.” Lucy Powell, Time Out

Peak Practice by Lisa Evans – Carlton Television

“Gordy’s performance was a great tribute to other Down’s Syndrome sufferers, but it was also a magnificent performance from a very talented young woman. Poignant without being sentimental, the joy in her face when she returned to her boyfriend’s arms was breathtakingly touching.” Jaci Stephan, The Mail on Sunday