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‘stand-out sensation is tall writer/performer Penelope Solomon, a lecoq trained artist who gives a wonderfully dark edge to everything she tackles, from curling locks to a shiksa learning how to cope. With the stage presence of a second Janet Mcteer, this striking young woman has star potential talent-spotters please note.’

THE STAGE (John Thaxter)

‘Solomon is superb as the awkward, estuary-twanged convert.’

METRO (Dominic Maxwell)

‘It is Solomon’s performance that makes the show.’

WHAT’S ON

‘Solomon’s comic gifts are seen to excellent advantage in Clive Hocker’s innuendo-laden script.

THE STAGE

‘absolutely marvellous and a highly original and amusing view of the Jewish community through the eyes of a convert’

JEWISH CHRONICLE (Paul Hoffman)

‘Penelope Solomon plays Barbara the quiet bank clerk with great finesse, creating a character who is both gawky but dignified.’

THE HERALD

‘… the ‘Borscht-belt’ entertainer like Danny Kaye, the nebbish persona of Woody Allen; the once-funny, now a little tired Jackie Mason; or, today in England the sweet-sour humour of Penelope Solomon with her Tower of Bagel show, and her new show about a female convert to Judaism. These are the entertainers of communal, affectionate, rueful self-mockery.’

JEWISH CHRONICLE (Michael Kustow)

‘Real stage presence’

THE TIMES (Clive Davis)

‘A prize ewe from the Cotswolds so cute she could almost be described as sexy.’

THE SCOTSMAN

‘A radical singer from London clubs, Penelope Solomon… the hall exploded with applause at the end of her brilliant performance.’

(‘Folklore becomes International’ by Olga Stelmashevska). KIEV STATE THEATRE – UKRAINE

‘Sad but compelling songs’

THE STAGE

‘The production [BEAU JEST at HACKNEY EMPIRE] is greatly enhanced by the wonderful Solomon sisters, the Yiddish cabaret singers, who recorded a soundtrack especially for the production.’

REMOTEGOAT.COM (Aline Waites)