★★★★★ 'made me laugh and cry and taught me some new things. (...) A must-see for everyone!' - 5 stars, RemoteGoat on The Princess Monologues (November 2015)
'brave and relevant theatre, and there is something for everyone in 'The Princess Monologues’. See it if you get the chance.' - London Pub Theatres on The Princess Monologues (November 2015)
★★★★ 'exploring London’s fantastic fringe theatre scene is a rewarding experience, and at a fraction of cost of the big well-known productions. The Bread & Roses Theatre works well as a venue and made for the perfect setting for these monologues.' - 4 stars, LondonTheatre1 on The Princess Monologues (November 2015)
'strong, tight, multifarious and gleeful inspections of what ‘princess’ means in 2015. This show deserves to go far.' - Angela Clarke on The Princess Monologues (November 2015)
★★★★ The superstitiously secular, domestic world of Claire Booker’s The Devil and Stepashka manages to create a believable male Antigone in what ends up to be very literally one hell of a double-bind.
- Exeunt Magazine on The Devil & Stepashka (June 2014)
★★★★ The world is full of women with no voice of their own or no one to speak on their behalf. It is good that Goblin Baby Theatre in its own way highlights their plight in an entertaining, but provoking fashion.
- Female Arts on The Devil & Stepashka (June 2014)
★★★★ The production is gripping and thought-provoking from beginning to end and left the audience with something to ponder and think on. (...) [Claire] Booker’s play is very brave as well as unusual and this production is one of those hidden gems on the London Fringe.
- Remotegoat on The Devil & Stepashka (June 2014)
Inspired by Tolstoy's The Devil, Claire Booker's play explores what happens when passion crosses over into obsession and - in keeping with the company's focus on political theatre - whether justice can ever be obtained within an inherently corrupt society. (...) The Devil & Stepaskha is an intriguing new work which leaves you alarmed that such obvious madness could play out so dangerously.
- Views from the Gods on The Devil & Stepashka (June 2014)
★★★★ 'Retold. A Fairytale Festival without the happily ever after’ is very special to watch, something unusual and different from your average fringe show. (...) Goblin Baby Theatre Company seems to have a knack for finding ways to address at times challenging or unusual topics through theatre. (...) Retold would also seem like an interesting concept to continue exploring with further fairytales at future shows or possibly develop some of the shorts presented at the current production into longer plays. I would definitely come along again.
- Remotegoat on RETOLD (January 2014)
...there is great intelligence and ambition here; this is definitely a company to watch and it will be exciting to see them grow...
- The Public Reviews on RETOLD (January 2014)
If you ask them to describe their approach, of the first adjectives they use is "activist" and in Retold, a trio of modernised fairytales, this ideology certainly comes through. It's probably more fitting then, to talk about it in connection with the grande dame of such works, Angela Carter. Her feminist retellings in 1979's short story collection The Bloody Chamber set the benchmark for reworked folktalkes with a political bent. It's nice to see Goblin Baby attempting to take a stance akin to Carter rather than the derivative guff that has come out of Hollywood and TV studios of late...
- Views from the Gods on RETOLD (January 2014)
Although Unheard is made up of different plays performed by different actors, there is real thematic cohesion. It feels as though those involved have worked closely together, and the overall effect is powerful. (...) Unheard undoubtedly succeeds in igniting discussions that should be had about stories that shouldn't be silenced.
- A Younger Theatre on UNHEARD (June 2013)
Selection of Audience Feedback
I went in not really knowing what to expect, it was a real eye opener. I certainly wasn’t expecting to feel such an abundance of emotions. It was brilliantly funny, thought provoking and extremely touching. A wonderfully performed and directed show."