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AWAY

Hole In The Wall Perth 1986

 

“Michael Carman’s portrayal of the English migrant would also win my vote as performance of the year.”

— David Britton, West Australian


ROOM TO MOVE

Hole In The Wall Perth 1986

 

“...arguably Perth’s strongest actor this year. Break down doors, cut acting classes, and abandon yachts to see his performance as Roger in Room To Move.”
The Mail

 

“Outstanding among the cast is Michael Carman, who turns a conversation about a Toyota into one of the great put-down’s of all time.”
David Britton, West Australian

 

“Michael Carman has gone steadily through the Hole In The Wall’s season making more friends among theatregoers for his fine acting performances.”
Leslie Anderson, Sunday Times

 

“Michael Carman as the sad 40yr old son, Roger.......cannot be faulted.”
Mardy Amos, The Australian


SUCH IS LIFE

Perth W.A. 1987

 

“All this is going to be changed, for I’ve just seen Michael Carman’s one man show. Carman, who we’ve seen before in Perth Theatres and on TV is a brillian actor. He is terrific, and it would not be difficult to believe that there were several people on stage. Carman’s performance is not to be missed.”
— 6UVS FM RADIO

 

“Carman peoples the stage so vividly and convincingly.......bringing the play to life with humour, affection and superb timing.”
— Mardy Amos, The Australian

 

“The acting abilities of Michael Carmann have been much lauded in the past; his performance in this one-man play is magnificent---sublime in its intensity.”
— John Hyde, West Australian

 

“Michael Carman is undoubtedly one of Perth’s finest actors......”
— Sian Martin, The Mail

 

“Michael Carman is a special talent.”  
— Scott Henderson, Sunday Times

 

“Not even an impromptu corroboree could throw this masterly actor on opening night.”
— Brian Hoad, The Bulletin

 

“Carman never wavers.......I have had few better nights’ entertainment!”
— David Britton, West Australian


NO ROOM FOR DREAMERS

Swy Theatre Perth. 1987

 

“Michael Carman, who plays Chidley successfully balances the character on the thin line between insanity and slightly twisted genius.”
— Mike Southwell, Western Mail

 

“Michael Carman is magnificent as Chidley.......”
— David Britton, West Australian

 

“With Michael Carman taking over the role of Chidley, the director had the luxury of being able to combine his own vision with one of the most exciting actors in Perth.”
— Centre Stage Australia


THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS

Playhouse Perth 1987

 

“Michael Carman’s performance......could not be bettered.”
— Leslie Anderson, Sunday Times

 

“Michael Carman gives an outstanding performance....”
David Britton, West Australian

 

“Michael Carman does a particularly good job...”
Kate Davies


LES LIASIONS DANGEREUSES

Playhouse Perth 1987

 

“Michael Carman gives a splendidly nasty performance as Valmont, the world’s vilest pervert!”
Ron Banks, The Mail


THE MAN FROM MUCKINUPIN

Playhouse Perth 1988

 

“Michael Carman who plays both these roles is particularly impressive...”

— Mardy Amos, Sunday Times

 

“Michael Carman’s wonderfully understated portrayal of this nasty pillar of rural rectitude is a pure joy to watch. “

— Mardy Amos, The Australian


A DICKINS XMAS

Playbox 1992

 

“There are great performances, including Michael Carman as a genially alcoholic Fred Parcel.”

— Fiona Scott-Norman, The Bulletin


THE EMPTY SAY

La Mama 1999

 

“Michael Carman is excellent as the fragile Bill Files.”

— Steven Carroll, Sunday Age

 

“Carman is delightfully oleaginous as the public Bill Files.”

— Fiona Scott-Norman


PIAF

M.T.C. 2001

 

“Michael Carman revels in his various roles.....Martin Ball.”

— The Australian

 

“O’Connor is supported by an excellent cast, including Michael Carman...”

— Kate Herbert, Herald Sun


SLIDE NIGHT

La Mama 2003

 

“Carman is compelling and believable and inhabits Edward fully.”

— Kate Herbert, Herald Sun

 

“Carman produces a performance of great control and understanding of a process of personal disintegration.”
Bill Perrett, Sunday Age


THYESTES

Sydney Theatre Co. 2004

 

“Good performances from Michael Carman and Peter Carroll as Atreus and Thyestes the malevolent brothers.”
— Alex Williams, Sydney Morning Herald

 

“The cast is headed by veterans Michael Carman and Peter Carroll, whose technical command is dazzling.....”
Deborah Jones, The Australian


ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

The Victorian Arts Centre 2005

 

“Michael Carman makes an impressive, impassive Chief Sitting Bull.”
Jim Murphy, Herald

 

“Michael Carman’s comedy is so perfect that he makes us think no-one else could play Chief Sitting Bull!”
— Catherine Lambert, Herald Sun