An adaptation of E.M. Forster's classic novel by Roger Parsley and Andy Graham. A story of passion, bravery and defiance set against the repressive and hypocritical attitudes of Edwardian England.
Role: Maurice Hall
Awards/Nominations: Best Male Performance nomination for 2010 Off-West End Awards
Starring: Valerie Cutko, Gavin Dobson, Anna Gilthorpe, Jonathan Hansler, Adam Lilley, Jessica Lucy, Stevie Raine, Rob Stott, Gil Sutherland.
Dates: Sat 4 to Sun 26 Sept 2010
Venue: Above The Stag Theatre, 15 Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5DD
Director: Tim McArthur
Producers: ATS Theatre Company
REVIEWS from March 2010
Boyz - (5 stars) "Adam Lilley's performance as Maurice is charismatic and impressively captivating as he maintains a lovable and confused in the face of society's prejudice."
Hornsey and Crouch End Journal - "Adam Lilley is wonderful in the title role, unfolding his characters depth gradually in a journey of self discovery."
Whatsonstage.com - (4 stars) "Adam Lilley's honest and intricate portrayal of Maurice Hall, a young man sheltered from sexuality by his restrictive feminine upbringing, provides this play with an engrossing emotional core."
The British Theatre Guide - "... but it is Adam Lilley as Maurice who unites and holds the whole piece. Without his beautifully crafted blend of subtlety, honesty and frustration the balance of this production would have fallen apart, but as it is, Lilley creates the pole around which piece revolves."
The Public Reviews - (4 stars) "... Adam Lilley brings us a character full of naivety who slowly becomes more self confident and assertive as the play develops. His transformation from timid schoolboy through confused adolescent to a man ultimately content with his sexuality is sensitively portrayed... An accomplished performance by the whole cast... bring together a fine production."
Totally Theatre - (5 stars) "Adam Lilley, Rob Stott and Stevie Raine showcase London's hottest talent and can certainly engage an audience."
Broadway Baby - (4 stars) "What really stands out in this production is the cast, one of the finest and most professional I have seen in a fringe production in a very long time. Adam Lilley as Maurice and Rob Stott as Clive are hypnotic."
The Stage - "...it is the central role of "MAURICE" which must carry the production, and Adam Lilley succeeds admirably. The progression of a socially and sexually unaware 14 year old arriving, via a confused adolescence, at contented homosexual adulthood is played with delicacy and care."