The National Theatre's new production of The Corn is Green has opened to rave reviews from critics with both The Telegraph and WhatsOn Stage giving it 5 star ratings. Nicola Walker stars as Lily Moffat, an English school teacher who arrives in North Wales to educate young miners. Saffron Coomber plays Bessie Watty who is the vain, selfish trouble-making daughter of Miss Moffat's housekeeper.
WhatsOnStage have called the production "a triumph, an evening full of humour, feeling and inspiration", with the Guardian saying it is "an inspirational heart-warmer. Hugely entertaining". The Guardian goes on to describe Saffron's portrayal of Bessie Watty as "broodingly sublime", iNews calls her performance "beguiling" and WhatsOnStage proclaims that she "finds just the right balance of sadness and calculation".
The Corn is Green was written in 1938 by Welsh playwright Emlyn Williams and this is the first staging of it for 35 years, directed by Dominic Cooke. The play runs from now until 11th June at the National Theatre's Lyttleton Theatre on London's Southbank. Book tickets now.
Saffron Coomber is available for voiceovers from Anthea Represents. Click her image for her profile page and voiceover showreel.