Cosi fan tutte: 'Timothy Walker, the producer of ETO's new Cosi is a fine actor. It's no suprise then, that he mines subtle detail from the text, that he shapes the narrative with a due regard for the accumulating lesser crises which build to the work's showdown.
He lays bare the evolving emotional and dramatic complexities with a crystal clear clarity which ensures that the many situational exchanges, interplay of character and moments of inner revelation cohere unequivocally to expose the consequences of emotional hyperbole, love in a vacuum and youthful arrogance, all of which fuel Mozart's enigmatic masterpiece.'
Out Cry (The Two Character Play): 'Out Cry is one of Williams most succinct and controlled plays. Seeing it for the first time in this astonishing and beautiful performance, one is tempted to say that it is likely to survive better than some of his more obviously topical plays, set in the now distant repressed 1940's and 50's.'
The Times Literary Supplement
This charmingly peculiar fairytale shows how much there is of Strindberg that most of us know absolutely nothing about. I first became aware of Walker when he played an unforgettably fawning and grubby clerk in Cheek by Jowl's sublimely funny 'A Family Affair' eight years ago. Though I ought to know better, this is the image that has unfairly hung about him in my mind and can now be replaced, or at least joined, by that of someone who has managed to create on his directorial debut, a passionate tale of love among the archetypes that against so many odds, holds the stage.'