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The BLURB Magazine - The Editor 15th November 2014

It’s damn hard to hold an audience’s attention by yourself for 10 minutes let alone an hour and a half, but Margolyes’ majesty with Logan’s language and Dean Bryant’s direction can’t and shouldn’t be underestimated. She plays the character as if she was a Stradivarius, making each note count. The rousing reception she received when she finally exited the stage said it all.

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Sunday Herald Sun - By Byron Bache 9th November 2014

Her accent is startlingly perfect, her timing is killer and, underneath the ash-blonde wig and hexagonal tinted glasses, Margolyes disappears entirely..............................I’ll Eat You Last is brilliant,bitchy, knock-the-wind-out-of-you funny, and a cracking night at the theatre.

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Theatre People.com - By Adam Rafferty 8th November 2014

Originally played on Broadway by Bette Midler, Sue is brought to the MTC stage with as much brio as Sue herself, by theatrical (and now national) treasure, Miriam Margolyes. Cheeky, playful and full of gusto, Margolyes slurps, puffs and chews her way through the monologue and Sue’s endless chain of cigarettes, joints, chocolates and tumblers of dark liquor. If facing the intimate Fairfax studio audience is as confronting as she expressed following her encore, then it is certainly hard to tell through the swags of confidence with which she attracts attention on stage.

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Stage Whispers - By Coral Drouyn 8th November 2014

it’s Margolyes and Mengers – melded into one fantastical over the top ‘Bitch with a Heart of Gold’ – who makes us stand and cheer for more. It doesn’t matter that anyone under 60 won’t know many of the actors she references; we love them because Mengers loved them. This is the best value for money entertainment that MTC has offered in a very long while.

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The Age - By Cameron Woodhead 7th November 2014

Margolyes gives a delightful, laugh out loud funny comic performance, a technically brilliant tour de force........................It's a production that could happily grace the stage of any city in the world, and is likely to be the most enjoyable and entertaining night at the theatre you'll have this year.

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Australian Stage - By Vitto Mattarelli 7th November 2014

Miriam Margolyes is one of those performers who seems incapable of delivering a mere average performance. She is a bundle of dynamite in her quieter roles. Here she excels herself, delivering a steady, sure, totally convincing performance that commands your attention from first line to last. In her blonde wig, looking very little like Miriam, Sue takes centre stage and delivers a performance that I can only describe as a Masterclass in performance.

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ArtsHub 20th May 2014

Miriam Margolyes drives box office led recovery TUESDAY 20 MAY, 2014 State Theatre Company SA's production of Neighbourhood Watch has become the company's highest ever grossing production.

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