No Exit: Estelle

Burnside Players, 2011

Director: Fran Edwards


Adelaide Theatre Guide, Maggie Wood

GLAM Adelaide, Barry Lenny

TASA Review, Stephanie Johnson

No Exit is compelling from start to finish with each actor rising to the occasion and beautifully dovetailing each other in a way that enhances and hits just the right mark for this script. Burnside and Director Edwards have done Sartre proud.

‘Tim Benveniste is suitably straight-faced and tongue-in-cheek as The Valet. He helps set exactly the right tone for the trio of actors who follow.

‘Aaron MacDonald is excellent as the cowardly and cruel Vincent Cradeau and ably mirrored by Kristen Telfer as Inez Serrano who wields and misuses power. Jennifer Piper is mesmerizing as the simpering and sinister society woman Estelle Delaunay. Each member of this hellish trio thrust and parries ably depicting Hell – the hell of human failings when mirrored. No Exit was first written in 1944 (and premiered in Nazi-occupied Paris) and yet is still chillingly relevant today.’