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PRESS & REVIEWS - a selection

Press Response to Elizabeth"s Appearance as Gail Hancock in Emmerdale:

2022: Family Album, World Premiere

"Through this layering, Ayckbourn (who also directs) and his terrific team of actors and creatives make a sort of visual music, as objects, movements and actions echo across time, amplifying the text. The overall effect is sometimes funny, sometimes moving, sometimes both together; always stimulating." Clare Brennan, The Guardian

"The performances from the cast of five – not counting the ‘to-me-to-you’ hilarious removal men – are outstanding. [...]

The most joy and laughs are in the double act which is Elizabeth Boag as granddaughter Alison and her wife, a working-class northerner Jess, played by Tanya-Loretta Dee. Boag has the most baggage to carry – a lifetime of hurt, expectation and abandonment. Her pain is obvious but so is her zest to live her life her way." Sue Wilkinson, The Yorkshire Post

"Boag gives Alison that defined blend of closed body language, downcast eyes and curled up torso that embodies those who live their lives diminished and shrunken, and then visibly straightens, her facial features opening out as she crosses the threshold. It’s quietly and perceptively done and is so moving to watch." Elizabeth Stanforth-Sharpe, On Magazine

2019: Caroline's Kitchen, US Premiere

"a superb comic-tragic turn by Elizabeth Boag" Jon Sobel, Blog Critics


"The entire cast carries out its rambunctious actions with remarkable comedic energy and aplomb." Theater's Leiter Side

2019: Caroline's Kitchen, UK Tour

​"Elizabeth Boag shines as the mentally-fragile Sally – to explain how she fits in would give too much away!" Bespoke Black Books

"natural [..]spicy performances from Graeme’s feisty wife, Sally played deliciously by Elizabeth Boag" Ely Standard

"James Sutton, as Graeme, and Elizabeth Boag as his wife Sally, give understated and touching performances" East Midlands Theatre


2018: Women In Power, NST & Oxford Playhouse

"the six-strong cast – Lydia Rose Bewley, Elizabeth Boag, Anna Fordham, Lisa Kerr, Alicia McKenzie, Anne Odeke – are brimful of energy" Michael Billington, The Guardian

"What’s undeniable is its deliciously silly sense of fun, with Blanche McIntyre’s exuberant production performed with joyous abandon by a nimble six-strong cast." Sam Marlowe, The Times

Break Of Noon, Finborough Theatre

"Elizabeth Boag’s Ysé is fluent, warm and playful, a woman struggling to survive in a world where her free will is not guaranteed" Amelia Brown, The Spy In The Stalls


2017: Original Theatre Company's production of "Invincible" by Torben Betts.


"The cast is terrific[...] But the real stars here are Elizabeth Boag as Dawn in her thigh splitting red dress and Graeme Brookes who is brilliant as the boisterous postie Alan." Ann Treneman, The Times ****


"impeccably acted" The New Yorker, NY

"The cast of Invincible delivers Torben Bett's wonderfully crafted dialogue with impeccable timing. {} The character portrayals are so genuine, you feel as if you know them each personally." Broadway World, NY

"Ms. Boag’s performance is both luminous and heartbreaking" Scribicide, NY

"Boag’s Dawn is comedic, gentle, tough and soulful. Sublime, superb and unforgettable, Boag brings to life a character you will recall as you recall the smile of old friend." Theaterpizzazz, NY

"Boag’s Dawn has wit and spirit and is never a parody. I loved every movement, she is poetry in motion." Angela Singer, The Hunts Post

"Elizabeth Boag is outstanding as Dawn, the flirty, feisty, flat-vowelled, glamourous mum. You laugh with her and when the veneer and varnish come off - weep with her, too. She is every Corrie heroine from Elsie Tanner to Bet Lynch rolled into one." Sue Wilkinson, Scarborough Evening News


2016: Elizabeth took part in New York's Brits Off Broadway Festival where she performed in US premieres of Sir Alan Ayckbourn's "Confusions" and "Hero's Welcome"... Ben Brantley of the New York Times described Elizabeth's performance in "Confusions" as "priceless" whilst naming both plays as his Critic's Picks.


"Ms. Boag plays the Mom (pricelessly)" Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"Confusions' cast captures their roles with complete authenticity. As the five actors play multiple parts, they prove their diverse talents. The cast includes Richard Stacey, Charlotte Harwood, Stephen Billington, Russell Dixon and Elizabeth Boag. The show's characters are wonderfully developed, and the company doesn't miss a beat." Broadway World

"The six talented actors seen in “Confusions” and “Hero’s Welcome” handle their multiple roles so resourcefully that you’re likely to come away thinking you saw at least a dozen different people." Wall Street Journal

"Elizabeth Boag is especially funny as the cheerful household tyrant in "Mother Figure," dispensing juice, milk, and sweets to guests who just want to go home." Lighting and Sound America

"The actors are all splendid, changing their appearances and characterizations from episode to episode so deftly that you may find yourself frequently consulting your program—is she really the same one who played that other character five minutes ago?" New York Theater Guide




"Thanks to an exceptional cast, the evening fulfils its original brief of a masterclass in comic acting."  Alfred Hickling, The Guardian


"His cast – a mix of experienced and new faces – acquit themselves well in a variety of roles, with notable performances from Elizabeth Boag as Lucy in Mother Figure and as Mrs Pearce in Gosforth’s Fete." Steve Pratt, The Stage


"His production is well acted by Elizabeth Boag as the brooding mayor..." Michael Billington, The Guardian


"There are good performances, too, from Elizabeth Boag as the self-hardening Alice..." Dominic Maxwell, The Times


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Elizabeth is an associate artist with Lions Den Films. She is currently producing Dean Loxton's first feature film, The Ride alongside producer, James Heath. The Ride is currently in development with the BFI and it was one of the 15 projects selected for IFFR's CINEMART in January 2018.


Elizabeth made her first forays into producing with INSTANT FILM in 2009, starring in, casting and co-producing Jack Malchance, a web series that went on to win the US NexTV Best Web Series Award. In 2011 she starred in, cast and co-produced Metro 7 Bis, a French short film that screened in competition at Palm Springs Shortfest, Bornshorts, Austin Film Festival (Shown on Austin Film Festival's On Story PBS - US TV), Detmold International Short Film Festival, Circolo del Cinema Sogni (Nominated Best European Short) and Rotorefliefs-London (Audience Award, Best Short). In 2015, she co-produced Dániel, which has shown at 18 festivals, was nominated for an Iris Prize and was one of the BFI’s '10 to try’ at the London Short Film Festival 2016. 

In 2013, Elizabeth founded Firehouse Films, a platform for London-based filmmakers to hone their craft making the most creative films possible with limited time and budget. Firehouse produced 7 films over 2 months and one film went on to win the Audience Award at Bornshorts 2013. A year later, she worked with writer-director Daniel Bayle to produce and star in, I Only Have Eyes For You which screened in competition at the London Film Festival and St Albans Film Festival where Elizabeth won the Best Actor Award. 

She went on to cast independent feature film, Chasing Robert Barker which won Best Action Film at the National Film Awards (UK 2016). Leading actor, Gudmundur Thorvaldsson and supporting actor, Patrick Regis were both nominated for acting awards.

I Only Have Eyes For You is “an excellent film. It has the risky feel that you get in Michael Haneke and Steve McQueen films, tensions about control. It is very cinematic and beautifully performed.”

Mark Cousins, Sight & Sound

“Its keen eye for an image and beautifully judged air of romantic melancholy clearly mark all those involved as talents to watch.”

Matthew Thrift, Little White Lies, The Guardian, BFI

“I Only Have Eyes For You is sleek confident and alluring. A real head-turner.” Tim Robey, The Telegraph





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