Reviews of La Chunga at The Phoenix Artist Club, 1 Phoenix Street, WC2H 8BU. January 24 2012 - February 19 2012:

Theatre: Review - La Chunga at Phoenix Artist Club

..Patrick W Doherty inspires our loathing as the unscrupulous and misogynistic Josefino...

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Reviews of La Chunga at Church Street Theatre, 181 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0LU. September 7 2011 - October 2 2011:

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Theatre Review: La Chunga at Church Street Theatre

...and Patrick Doherty steals the show with his visual intensity in the role of the increasingly dastardly Josefino...

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La Chunga at the Church Street Theatre

...Patrick W. Doherty conveys the violent charm of the womanizing Josefino who won’t refrain from pimping his women whenever it suits him...

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La Chunga

...McQuade’s smart control allows Victoria Grove’s husky Chunga to tower above the barflies. With every subtle flick of her hair or hands, they can’t help but scurry to her attention like cockroaches to sugar. It’s a remarkable turn, pitted against Patrick W Doherty’s Josefino, Corin Rhys Jones’ Lituma and Marco Aponte’s El Mono, each bringing a subtle and mature humour to their significantly depraved “superstuds”...

Read the full review by Jonathan Watson in The Stage

"The world as a gin-joint?"

...The three cabrones convinced completely (doing latino in N16 can be pushing your luck) : the loathsome Josefino (Patrick Doherty), the inadequate Mono (Marco Aponte) and the needy Lituma (Coryn Rhys Jones)...

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La Chunga - Fantasy or Fact

...By the end, I felt I had watched an incredibly strong feminist piece. Perhaps I just had my feminist hat on tonight. It is very daring, there’s plenty of erotic fantasy role play to entertain, but ultimately the game playing has belonged to la Chunga. She has beaten the men into submission and freed a lost soul akin to herself...

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Reviews of Salome by Oscar Wilde at the Pentameters Theatre, Hampstead, January 2008:

"Daring production of Wilde's masterpiece"

...Nevertheless, the beauty of Wilde's words shine through the eroticism like the jewels in Herod's secret chamber. The jewel speech is perfectly and movingly delivered by Patrick W Doherty who is an impressive Herod, an all powerful, volatile hedonist and libertine with the soul of a poet. He is well matched by the very beautiful Nika Khitrova as Salome, an imperious sex kitten who shows her obsession for the prophet Jokanaan (Corin Rhys Jones) with a kind of ice cold passion...

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Reviews of Salome by Oscar Wilde at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Camden. November 2007:

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Wild vision of Wilde’s passion

DESPITE the biblical links of Oscar Wilde’s original, Andy McQuade’s reworking of Salome is a long way from Sunday school.
Set in a fetish nightclub, against a backdrop of metal chains and soft gothic pornography, the plot centres on the princess Salome, seductively portrayed by Nika Khitrova, and her lusting stepfather King Herod (Patrick W Doherty), whose desires and unrequited passions for one another results in a tragic and explosive climax in the form of an eerily realistic severed head...

...Leading actor Patrick W Doherty is particularly effective as Herod, exploding onto the stage in the second half to provide some well-balanced humour that compliments and softens the sexual impact of the play.
Overall a daring and adventurous production, for which the cast and company are to be commended, but think twice about taking your mother.

Read the full review by Tom Foot in The Review in The Camden New Journal

...Above all of this stands Patrick Doherty as Herod. A tour de force performance that to describe him as comical, tragic, desperate and worthy of our deepest sympathy is to go nowhere close. Doherty effortlessly combines moments of comic genius and self-pitying sensitivity with more than a nod to Wilde himself. As he launches into his final closing monologue, so close to the audience one can glimpse the level of despair into which he has sunk, one is reminded that here is a man of mere flesh and blood, deeply imperfect, truly human.

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...The second half welcomes the introduction of Herod played fantastically by Patrick Doherty, he gave this character great quirks and put a much needed kick into the flagging energy of the play. Also introduced was his wife played by Caroline Colomei who also showed strong grace and presence. The play seemed to really only get going from this point onwards and then we begin to see the text and the setting coming together.

But it was the last monologues that I really enjoyed, Herod's desperate attempts to persuade Salome and offering her all his worldly goods was passionately delivered by Doherty. Equally, Nika Khitrova in her final monologue as she descends into despair was also beautifully paced and finally showed the actress as more then just a token sexy young character dressed in leather...

Read the full review by david john williams for remotegoat

...This performance deserves more creditation than I can give and would be well worthy of an opening on national stage. Oscar would definitely second that I'm sure!
Congratulations to you all.

- Julie Andrews, Lincoln UK

...Herod steals the show with his arrival in part two; the interplay between him, Heroditus and Salome - who is stunning - is especially enjoyable...

- Alex, Camden, London

...Salome and Herod in particular would be more suited to a national stage such was the power of their performance. Big congratulations to all concerned.

- Mark Lowes, London UK

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"...and the torture scene where Patrick W. Doherty loses an ear is masterful."

Barry Rutter reviewing Reservoir Dogs in London's Evening Standard.

"Sweeney Todd is a cut above the rest ... Special Mention to ... Patrick Doherty, who thoroughly enjoys his cameo role as a bald man in search of hair restorer"

London Weekly Times review

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Scene from "Mad Girl" by Mishima.

Reviewed in the Enfield Gazette

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Reviewed in the Enfield Gazette