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The Hired Man

Leicester Curve


Role: Emily

Dir: Daniel Buckroyd

"Julie Atherton is a definitive Emily. Her pitch and tone are perfection and her acting is simply flawless. The frustrated passion that Atherton injects into her character’s supressed desire for Jackson is almost red-hot with stifled sexual yearning and when Bragg’s story draws Emily into experiencing tragedy, her response and sobs of grief are perfectly delivered to claw at our heart strings without once becoming mawkish."

Jonathan Baz

"Atherton gives us one of the best musical theatre performances I have witnessed in a long time.Her performance is utterly breathtaking and it is difficult to look anywhere else when she is onstage."

Janny Antill-

"Atherton is particularly moving as Emily"

Lyn Gardener- The guardian

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