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The Season | Royal & Derngate, Northampton and The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich | 2019

“Cardall is a star in the making.”

The Observer ⭑⭑⭑⭑

“Tori Allen-Martin and Alex Cardall are gorgeous. A miniature Christmas miracle.”

The Times ⭑⭑⭑⭑

“Tori Allen-Martin’s Robin and Alex Cardall’s Dougal are engaging individually and electrifying together.”

The Guardian ⭑⭑⭑⭑

“A magnificent performance.”

WhatsOnStage ⭑⭑⭑⭑

“Tori Allen-Martin and Alex Cardall share some great chemistry. Sassy, small-scale festive musical built around a pair of upliftingly warm performances.”

The Stage ⭑⭑⭑⭑

” Tori Allen-Martin and Alex Cardall have both been cast perfectly as Robin and Dougal respectively. Cardall has boundless amounts of controlled energy and is an extremely likeable character. His blurred lines between his father and Santa Claus are interesting to watch unfold and Cardall’s chemistry with Allen-Martin is undeniable.”

Broadway World UK ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

“This was a role Cardall was born to play. Cardall and Allen-Martin are accomplished and endearing storytellers, with gorgeous voices, great chemistry and perfect comic timing. I simply cannot imagine The Season without Cardall and Allen-Martin – they are Dougal and Robin. They create fully rounded and engaging characters that the audience embraces and takes to their hearts.”

– Musical Theatre Review ⭑⭑⭑⭑

“These characters are stupendously bought to life by Alex Cardall as Dougal and Tori Allen-Martin as Robin and you can see a genuine spark between the characters. And it’s the skill they both have that draws you in and makes this a much more intimate and personal experience. I suspect that we shall see a lot more of both of them in the future.”

Northampton Chronicle

“It’s a two-hander, and both of the characters are entirely believably portrayed – both in the characterisation and in the performance. Alex Cardall exudes an irresistibly bubbling boyish charm as Dougal.”

Reviews Hub ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

“Dougal, played with a real zest for life by Alex Cardall. The heart of the show lies with Alex and Tori’s creation of two adorably flawed people who go on a remarkable journey during the course of this wonderful show. The next time you will see The Season, it will undoubtedly be in the West End, it’s really that good.”

East Anglian Daily Times

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Evita | Regents Park Open Air Theatre | 2019

“Every sinew of the ensemble is on display here, all knocking it out of the park.”

The Guardian ⭑⭑⭑⭑

“A sensational ensemble”

– The Arts Desk ⭑⭑⭑⭑

Putting It Together | The Hopemill Theatre | 2018

“However, it’s the emotionally charged performance of Marry Me A Little from Alex Cardall that steals the show. With rich vocals Cardall proves the beauty of Sondheim through his incredibly moving and entirely consuming performance.”

Sincerely Amy ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

“In a similar vein Alex Cardall gives a beautiful rendition of ‘Marry Me A Little’ from ‘Company’, then tangos with Simbi Akande and duets with Gavin James all within the space of the short second act. Cardall was totally believable and ‘Live Alone and Like It’ was a show highlight despite being a little known song from the movie Dick Tracy.”

– North West End

Sweet Charity | The Watermill Theatre | 2018

“Alex Cardall, 2018 Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year, makes an impressive professional debut as an infuriatingly wimpy Oscar.”

WhatsOn Stage ⭑⭑⭑⭑

“The production vilifies Charity’s abhorrent treatment at the hands of men, notably Alex Cardall’s deceptively smug Oscar.”

The Stage ⭑⭑⭑⭑

“Alex Cardall belies the fact that it is his professional debut with a sensitively observed and well-crafted performance as Oscar.

Musical Theatre Review ⭑⭑⭑⭑

“Alex Cardall in a remarkably assured professional debut as Oscar.”

– The Express ⭑⭑⭑⭑

“Alex Cardall gives an impressive performance as the nervously neurotic Oscar. Not only does Cardall hold his own with his slick performance on the drums throughout the show, he is utterly convincing as the straight-laced young man that falls for Charity. With superb comedy timing and infectious energy, Cardall proves to be a huge star.”

– Sincerely, Amy ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

“The greatest revelation of the evening is Alex Cardall’s Oscar. Straight out of the Arts Educational School, and yet another NYMT alumnus to make a leading debut this summer, Cardall masters Oscar’s manipulative maturity with a confidence that belies his years. With perfectly weighted nuance and pinpoint delivery on the gags, his is classy work indeed.”

 Jonathan Baz ⭑⭑⭑⭑

The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year Award | 2018

“It helps that the performance of that song is in the capable hands of Alex Cardall, a student at Arts Ed London who had already set the high standard for the whole show with his performance of Buddy’s Blues from Follies. Capturing the freneticism of the Vaudeville parody while also conveying the emotion of the relationship breakdowns portrayed within it is a tough ask for the most seasoned performer: Cardall managed all of that, along with a physically exerting routine, while never once losing vocal control. And in the end, that is what assured Cardall the ultimate prize of being awarded the title of Student Performer of the Year, and deservedly so.”

Reviews Hub

ArtsEd Rising Star Award | 2018

“Alex is not only an extremely talented triple-threat Musical Theatre performer but he also embodies the ArtsEd ethos of professionalism, dedication, generosity and humility. Having won the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition in June, it is no surprise to me that Alex is the recipient of this year’s Rising Star Award. We all wish him continued success as he steps out into the world to make his mark in Musical Theatre and the performing arts.” – Chris Hocking

Solihull Observer

 

 

 

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