'Hughes gives a masterly and fascinating performance that provides an insight into not only the life of one of the great actors of a bygone age but also the history of theatre itself'.  Broadway Baby

Recent Audience Feedback:

'An amazing performance by a very talented actor . The history of Kean's life  and the general sense of life in the period was portrayed with such prowess I feel I've actually spent an evening with Kean. A skilful, clever production that I'm so pleased I saw.' EB

'A dramatic solo tour-de-force by Ian Hughes. I particularly appreciated the range of characters, the evolving personality of Kean and the expert recreation of the period acting style. Bravo! ' CM

'What an amazing piece of theatre. Ian brought out all the humour and pathos in the rise and fall of Edmund Kean, and showed us how Shakespeare should be played! A memorable night out.' HS

'A great night's entertainment . A bygone era brought to life with great clarity, acting out a range of characters . Much respect to anyone  who command a stage by themselves for a whole show. Very moving.' MTK

'Gosh what a talent. Really appreciated Ian's acting skills throughout and cared totally for his character . A great tale of the 18th century actors rise and fall. Totally recommended.' PB

'Absorbing stuff. Great performance with a sympathetic insight into a difficult personality. Really impressive emotional range in presenting Kean's struggles and triumphs.' JK




'Ian embodies the brutal, absurd, sordid and magnificent life of the Regency theatre. From a witty, touching and beautifully written script, he dramatises a powerful and powerfully human story of one of our greatest actors'.             Emma Darwin - Historical Novelist and Sunday Times Bestselling author.



'a gem of a performance ' - The Sunday Times

'A tour de force'- The Daily Telegraph

'.the brilliant Ian Hughes' - The Daily Mail

'Ian Hughes is divine from start to finish'- British Theatre Guide

'Superlative'- The Guardian

'The performance yesterday evening was truly magical. Having been involved with The Georgian Theatre for about 20 years, I can honestly say that your performance was the finest solo acting I have experienced on our stage, and it may be even be the best ever of any kind. Your faultless delivery of a complicated story that was at times moving, funny but always totally believable was truly impressive. I hope that many other people will continue to enjoy your very special talent.'

                                       Malcolm Bryant, Chairman The Georgian Theatre Royal Trust

'Edmund Kean - brought to life magnificently and portrayed with exceptional feeling and clarity by Ian Hughes .'

                                                                              Richmondshire Today

 The National Press on Ian's performances:

Peter Brown for Actdrop