Reviews and audience reactions to Jellyfish

Sarah dancing on stage at Dorfman theatre

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4 stars from the Evening Standard for a ‘rare gem of a play’ “As Kelly, Sarah Gordy brilliantly embodies the fiercely independent streak of a woman desperate for sexual autonomy.” – Jessie Thompson

4 stars from The Financial Times “Sarah Gordy, as Kelly, is great — witty, passionate and stubborn” –

4 stars from The Times “Gordy took the plaudits when Jellyfish was first performed at the Bush Theatre in London last summer. She is an invigorating presence, clearly relishing playing the belligerent, salty, wise-cracking, overtly sexual and expectation-defying Kelly.” – Chris Bennion

4 stars from The Daily Mail “In this terrific cast of four, the focus is on Sarah Gordy as Kelly. She’s got Down’s and she’s got star quality.” – Melanie McDonagh

4 stars from The Up Coming “Gordy is a delight – determined, flirtatious, scared. She has a real connection with Young’s sincere and out-of-his-depth Neil.” – Connor Campbell

4 Stars from “[Gordy] delivers a powerful performance of longing and fulfilment-threatened that is electrifying.” – Mary Beer

4 stars from “the funny, charismatic actor Sarah Gordy for whom the play was written” – Will Longman

5 stars from Broadway World “She does what only the best of her profession can – holds a house in the palm of her hand, empathy created and shared without a shred of sentimentality. I doubt that I’ll see a better performance this year – maybe this decade.” – Gary Naylor

3 stars from The Telegraph “Sarah Gordy is tremendous” – Claire Allfree

4 stars from A Younger Theatre “The effortless talent of Sarah Gordy draws us in immediately. As Kelly, she is equal parts ferocious and funny.” – Jaden Mcleod

“Layden and Gordy’s clashes bring the best out of both actors, exploring concerns with a depth of humanity that is warming to watch.” – Scott Matthewman, The Reviews Hub

“Gordy is the best-known actor with Down’s in Britain, and this production could not exist without the realness she brings to it.” – Helen Lewis, The New Statesman

“Gordy beautifully expresses Kelly’s lifetime dilemma” – Carolyn Hart Taylor, South London News

“Gordy’s performance of Kelly is hilarious, winning resounding laughs throughout the theatre.” – Katrina Bennett, The London Magazine

“Kelly is a young woman with a fierce drive for independence and bodily autonomy, played with delightful charm and fire by Sarah Gordy.” – Amy Borsuk, Exunt Magazine

5 stars from Play to see

★★★★★ Broadwayworld “I doubt that I’ll see a better performance this year – maybe this decade.”
★★★★ The Times “Dizzying…Weatherill has wrapped up a minefield inside a rom-com”
★★★★ The Financial Times “Disarmingly honest, laugh-out-loud funny and immensely touching”
★★★★ The Evening Standard “A rare gem of a play”
★★★★ The Daily Mail “perhaps the most life-affirming play in town”
★★★★ Time Out “Genuinely moving and beautifully realised”
★★★★ The Stage “incredibly radical”
★★★★ Whatsonstage. “affords neurodiverse actors agency onstage…quietly groundbreaking”