My Beloved Family
My Beloved Family PRAXIS May 2022 PRAXIS theatre company returns to Oxford with a breathlessly-paced comedy after a 3-year COVID-imposed layoff. The play contains all the ingredients of classic farce with its multiple overlapping plot lines leading to confusion, rivalries and a fast-flowing stream of visual and verbal comic moments. Such a play requires the sharp disciplined writing of Penny Fylaktaki and the inspired direction of Anastasia Revi together with the split-second timing of a talented group of actors working as a well-rehearsed ensemble. An added bonus was the wonderful singing of soprano Christiana Mitrollari. The show-stopping finale of My Beloved Family requires its stand-out cast to appear to perform 3 plays simultaneously to satisfy the conflicting demands of each of their respective backers. This could have led to utter confusion, instead the skills of all concerned brought off a crowd-pleasing triumph.
Peter Holliday, May 2022
"Dialogue was batted to and fro at a commendably brisk pace, accompanied by pulsating music."
Chris Sladen, Oxford Magazine, Trinity Term 2018
I Want A Country
"While Praxis is an amateur group, their passion and their hard work under Revi makes them seem professional. Their performances were balanced, and the group’s expertly choreographed and well-executed stage movements deserve praise."
Sotirios Triantafyllos, Cherwell (unpublished), May 2017
"This is a film-like presentation of a story where scene follows scene in a way that exposes character, tells the story and engages the audience in equal measures."
John Willimas, May 2016
"Any hellenophile who still harks back to the golden age of ancient Greece would have little to judge, for Serefas’ Melted Butter was a modern classic."
Ellie Siora, Cherwell, May, 2016
"Director Anastasia Revi has choreographed her cast in a way that is completely engaging, steering the audience through the lifetime of the building and the events around it."
John Willimas, June 2015
"Many thanks (and many congratulations) to the Oxford University Greek Society for a great evening’s entertainment that may have helped me improve my Greek more than a bit. For my part, I’d very much like to see this sort of project repeated."
John Willimas, May 2014