BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM,THE BLUMA APPEL THEATRE, TORONTO
"...Cast highlight is Nicola Dawn Brook as Paula, who makes the most of her small role as the single mother of Jules.."
"Nicola Dawn Brook provides some wonderful comedic moments as Jules’s mom, Paula, and then just as effectively tugs at the audience’s heartstrings when she sings about the growing distance between her and Jules."
"As far as comedy goes, though, Nicola Dawn Brook wins that trophy as Jules’ clueless mother, Paula, who wishes her daughter were less into soccer and more into traditionally girly things. Paula scores the show’s funniest line (also in the movie) when she tells Jules, “There’s a reason why that Sporty Spice is the only one of ’em without a fella.”
MAMMA MIA – THEATRE AQUARIUS, HAMILTON, CANADA
"Nicola Dawn Brook's comedic timing is brilliant as Rosie"
The Hamilton Spectator
MAMMA MIA – CONFEDERATION CENTRE OF THE ARTS, PEI, CANADA
"An expressive, oft-hilarious Nicola Dawn Brook is the cream of the bumper comedy crop as Donna’s old friend Rosie"
LEADER OF THE PACK – THEATRE CLYWD, UK
“Nicola Dawn was utterly superb as Ellie. I will admit I had to hold back the tears during her moving solo performance of 'I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine', proving that the best love songs often result from a broken heart.”
-BBC Suffolk On Stage
“With tremendous energy and skill - all the music is live (today's pop singers and writers take note) - the actors grow throughout the performance, particularly in the lead roles. Nicola Dawn as Greenwich, Craig Purnell as Barry, and Matt Dineen as The Producer (Spector) are superb.”
-Liverpool Daily Post
“Rushing to trace the arc of Ellie's career, charismatic lead Nicola Dawn must conduct a kind of secretarial shorthand: up tempo here, downcast there.”
-The Telegraph, London
“..the performance of Nicola Dawn as Ellie Greenwich, a staff writer for hit-makers Lieber and Stoller churning out hits for the girl groups of the early Sixties, is a joy.”
SALTIMBANCO - CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
“The silky smooth and rich-like chocolate voice of singer Nicola Dawn was worth the ticket price alone, and guitarist Adrian Andres channeled Eric Johnson and Carlos Santana with equal ease, highlighting a crisp and diverse soundtrack that floated the comedic and athletic feats before them.”
-Bangor Daily News, Portland ME
“the music is drenched with synthesisers (as is Dupéré's signature on his music) but it's not quite out of date since the vibrant band rock the **** out on stage like it's no one's business, and at their helm was the ferocious, firey and powerful BEAST that is Nicola Dawn, who rips through the music with so much passion that makes your skin crawl.”
“The vocalist, Nicola Dawn, is superb and purveys a truly joyful, ethereal Katie Noonan quality. This truly is circus – theatre – for everyone.”
“And the music played by the five man band, as composed by Rene Dupere. As ever, a mélange of prog-rock, semi-orchestral, hard rock, James Bond-style spy music, jazz, Cocteau Twins-esque ethereal. There are gorgeous vocals from Nicola Dawn.”
“Songbird Nicola Dawn adds her own expressive magic throughout the night.”
-New Zealand Theatre
“The five-member band provided a rock-tinged soundtrack for the show, with Nicola Dawn lending her smooth voice to the mix.”
-Reading Eagle, PA
WHEN HARRY MET BARRY
“The new production will be directed once again by Stuart Wood and choreographed by Craig Revel-Horwood, and Elliott hopes to retain some of the Gatehouse's five-strong cast, not least the 'sensational' Nicola Dawn who played Alice.”
"This is a fantastic show in which (as one small boy commented in the interval) "they move very quickly". Mazz Murray and Nicola Dawn (who I remember was also impressive in Copacabana a few years ago) were standout performers, but the cast was generally excellent"