Excerpts from Reviews:
Talking Heads - Her Big Chance and Bed Among the Lentils by Alan Bennett
Anni Kurmis kept the audience rapt with her performance.... they then went out into the cold night with smiles on their lips and thorns pricking their hearts.
Anni Kurmis was utterly convincing in both roles and drew us into the world of her characters.
Anni Kurmis takes on her roles with verve and veracity.
Kurmis' characterisation is astute and totally believable, down to the last blink or wince, her straddled sexily stockinged legs as Lesley or her frumpish old frocks and awkward postures as Susan.
Talking Heads' monologues test an actor's ability to hold the audience's attention single-handedly for forty-five minutes. So if this were a test of Anni Kurmis' performance skills she has undoubtedly passed with flying colours.
Anni Kurmis of Bowler Hat Productions took on two completely different characters in her one-woman show at the Frazer Theatre and wowed the audience.
Anni carried out some pretty slick costume changes between scenes holding the audience mesmerised throughout.
It was a very poignant performance which was deeply moving and Anni Kurmis thoroughly deserved the prolonged applause. Knaresborough Post
After the Ball Was Over? by Janis Sims
Anni Kurmis plays Rosie, a prostitute who is pregnant to a client, a married man who is preying on her story to fuel his literary work. In the first scene she takes an overdose resulting in her vomiting centre stage, repulsive but also gaining sympathy for the suicidal mother-to-be...Kurmis skilfully evokes the melancholy and distress demanded of her role with a quiet confidence and subtle style.
Anni Kurmis performed a first scene that consisted of a mini- suicide. She necked the pills retched and vomited with amazing realism and went on to execute an emotionally charged, intense and sensitive performance.