notable press

on the brides of bluebeard:

“Melds cabaret and storytelling to examine male coercion and violence and female agency, but always with a light touch… Hugely enjoyable... It’s an evening that invokes monsters and makes mock of them.” The Guardian.

★★★★ “Gorgeous feminist fairytale, emblazoned with lashings of humour and intelligence, makes the important point that such men continue to re-offend until the victims are able to speak upThe Stage.

★★★★★ "They are very, very funny, have warm personalities and are excellent writers... clever, imaginative and very witty. It is a triumph."  West End Wilma

★★★★ "In telling a folk story framed in themes as old as time, the Ruby Dolls have found a refreshingly sincere and heart-touching way to connect those themes with a modern audience... Simply touched by genius" This Is Cabaret

 

★★★★★ “This marvellous four-woman ensemble reimagine the uncanny French folktale as a witty musical permeated with contemporary feminist thought, [the] storytelling is visionary”  The Upcoming

★★★★ “Despite the potential darkness of this classic tale, the Dolls add levity, intelligence and style, each so charming, with strong personalities and a sharp sense of humour, creating a slick and enjoyable production. The audience cannot help but smile at the irony of this nameless terror we all recognize... an impeccable show.” London Theatre 1

★★★★ "The Ruby Dolls deliver in a unique and imaginative way which is both engaging and entertaining... refreshing in a way I’ve not witnessed before - definitely an experience to savour." Midlands What's On

on rubies in the attic:

  Across a double page spread in The Observer 2012

Across a double page spread in The Observer 2012

"It’s so rare I want to shout about anything from the rooftops but I do want to shout from the rooftops about The Ruby Dolls and their latest show, Rubies in the Attic, which takes cabaret and shapes it into something so original that if you can catch it you must."                The Spectator. 

Read the full Spectator review here

★★★★ "Their original music is beautifully nuanced"              The Telegraph 

"A clever show...crafted tenderly enough to make me want to bawl"  The Observer

  A poster adorned with stars

A poster adorned with stars

★★★★"An elegant, inventive and absorbing fusion of theatre, music, storytelling, dance and puppetry"Time Out

"Goosebump inducing" The Stage

★★★★★ "This show is definitely one of my top picks for the fringe festival." What's On the Fringe

★★★★★ "An enthralling and seamless hour... the writing and the storytelling is outstanding" Broadway baby

★★★★★ "A triumph." One 4 Review

★★★★ "The Dolls are cheeky, warm and truly sparkle on stage" Three Weeks

★★★★"An absolute joy and treat for the senses" The List

★★★★"Has the audience in an uproar" Scotsgay

"Iridescent Integrity"Reviewsgate

on fabulous creatures:

  Featured No. 1 in Stuff Magazine's Top Things to see in the UK in August 2014

Featured No. 1 in Stuff Magazine's Top Things to see in the UK in August 2014

No. 1 in The Radio Times' things to see in Edinburgh list

Listed in Lyn Gardner's Essential Theatre picks as "Bright Sparks: Companies to watch out for".

Click here for an article by Robert Webb of Mitchell & Webb on men & feminism: 

No. 1 in Viva Lifestyle's Best Things To See at Edinburgh Fringe

"Fabulous Creatures is fabulous… savvy and funny... Benjamin Cox's catchy, melodic tunes hint at a new musical theatre talent and the harmonies are lovely" The Stage

★★★★"A triumph. It has everything that makes cabaret glorious, it has brilliant original songs, and a message that is fully deserving of the attention it will undoubtedly receive... the performances are stunning... the music is a real treat... the lyrics are something special" Broadway Baby

  A feature with Robert Webb in The Sunday Times mentioning Fabulous Creatures

A feature with Robert Webb in The Sunday Times mentioning Fabulous Creatures

"Highly unorthodox, highly imaginative... an absurdist feminist fable that cleverly merges comedy, cabaret and musical theatre, not to mention puppetry, magic and classical illusion...boisterous, sharp witty and inventive"The Scotsman

"Fabulous Creatures is fabulous… savvy and funny... Benjamin Cox's catchy, melodic tunes hint at a new musical theatre talent and the harmonies are lovely" The Stage

“Jessica Sedler and Susanna Fiore as the ‘mismatched’ lovers were outstanding, both singers of real talent. Rebecca Shanks played the fairy goatmother with sweetness and mischief and Tara Siddall played the moustache-twirling Uncle Bastard to the hilt.”Plays To See

"Fabulous Creaturesis the Ruby Dolls’ fierce, funny and tuneful answer to the misogyny that continues to seep into all corners of modern culture. The wit is as sharp as it is surrealFest

★★★★"Tinglingly exciting... positively intoxicating"The Mumble.

"A saucy, ambitious 70 minutes of songs and satirical silliness with a pointed feminist intent... stuffed with ideas and aspirations"Exeunt.

"Singing in divine Four-part harmony the Dolls use Abigail Burdess’ sharply written lyrics to take a swing at the worst of the internet age and the global condition of goats, also known as women...  an hour of near note-perfect original writing and music" Loose Lips.

“The Ruby Dolls are fast establishing themselves as an act par excellence… catch them now before they shakes hands with Midas and turn to gold.” Fear & Loathing At The Edinburgh Festival.

features:

 A double page spread in The Sunday Times 2012 advertising The Edinburgh Festival

A double page spread in The Sunday Times 2012 advertising The Edinburgh Festival

The Ruby Dolls were featured in The Guardian in an article by Lyn Gardner, alongside artists such as 1927, Meow Meow & Camille O'Sullivan, about the influence of cabaret on theatre:

"Cabaret is not for the has-beens but for those forging the future. No wonder it's attracting some of our brightest, most entrepreneurial and most talented producers and performers."

Piece in the Evening Standard on 'pledging parties' featuring The Ruby Dolls.

An interview with Susie Doll for Across The Arts Magazine

A piece in Those London Chicks dedicated to the story of The Ruby Dolls.

Feature in Three Weeks Magazine on the 'Desert Island Disc' choices of The Ruby Dolls.

Feature in This Is Cabaret "Say Hello To The Ruby Dolls."

What people were saying on social media about The Ruby Dolls:

"Thrilling performance by @therubydolls tonight @CamdenPT - #TheBridesOfBluebeard is a MUST watch!" @sharanj

"A-mazing performance from @therubydolls tonight in The Brides of Bluebeard. Rage Against the Machine harmonies!!!" @Pete0307

“Mansfield park, Mary Poppins & talented goats! Fabulous Creatures, one of the most original shows I've ever seen” @ktlangers

“@therubydolls you are so delicious and so witty I can't get enough” @MissLeFlay

“A piece of theatre that wasn't just exquisite in its presentation (what singers & performers The Dolls are!) but also powerful & vital in its message.” Ruth Rogers of Body Gossip on Facebook.