reviews

"...Ariel Harrison (are) personable and pleasant performers, that construct a fun and relaxed environment for the children to watch the show.  The cast is skilled at reacting to the children and are very encouraging to those that come up on stage." -

"...balanced by the dance like movements and lyrical tones of Ariel Harrison (also Stage Manager) as Ariel, who revelled in being the catalyst for so many events. Ariel was particularly effective at using the height and levels of The Hope Theatre, scaling the walls and perching from on high to taunt the characters on the beach below." 

"Harrison is nothing short of a delight, bestowed with some hilariously ridiculous lines and growing before our eyes from a nervous young girl to a comfortable, confident woman."

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"Ariel Harrison as Ariel (yes, really) stands out as mischievous spirit, pulling strings for her master Prospero and relishing in her magical pranks. The way she is flitting across the theatre, decorated to evoke images of a jungle, climbing up and down wooden planks and filling the space with her enchanting sing-song makes belief she is one with her surroundings and truly a spiritual being." 

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"While all the acting was of an equally high standard, I confess I did enjoy the 'theatrical elements' that Harrison brought to Ariel, whether it was sitting in the rafters – looking down on actors and audience alike, displaying her pyrotechnic finesse using flash paper or singing the songs that are normally attributed to the sprite, but sometimes not adhered to."

"The comedic talents of the actresses playing the two youngest sisters are spot-on. Ariel Harrison of Forest Knolls and Rachel Watts of Novato are funny and charming. Their giddy shrieks and giggles are superbly timed." -

 

"Performances range from good to great. Ariel Harrison is a winner as the impulsive Lydia." -

"Harrison is immensly watchable as the relatively quiet Annelle." - 

"Harrison performed ‘Annelle’s’ growth with the perfect amount of naivety and gusto." -

"Ariel Harrison’s characterisation of Gonzalo is genius, wise words delivered by a charismatic, endearing old man, lacking any element of pompous can only result in admiration from the audience – just what the role demands. Ariel also concocts a mystical creature through the use of a gents black venetian mask placed on the back of her head – performing back to front; this cast are always looking for innovative ways to show different roles."- 

"Ariel Harrison and Chris Levens who operate[the puppets]lend them their voices and their ‘soul’, to the point one forgets in the moment that one is not watching a ‘real person’." - 

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