REVIEWS

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"WALKING AGAINST THE RAIN" REVIEW   ★★★★★

NERDLY OUT LOUD

"Sophia Eleni in this movie has absolutely cemented my thoughts on this actress. She can go far, she can do whatever she wants, she has range and I want to see more of what she can do."

 

Reviewed by Kevin Haldon.

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"15 HEROINES" REVIEW   ★★★★★

I THANK YOU THEATRE

"Our Own Private Love Island by Charlotte Jones takes the prize for the funniest play with Sophia Eleni on fire as the laddette, Princess Laodamia".

 

Reviewed by Paul Joyce.

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"15 HEROINES" REVIEW   ★★★★★

BRITISH THEATRE.COM

"A funny, charming performance by Sophia Eleni that is ultimately heartbreaking."

 

Reviewed by Mark Ludmon.

Sophia Eleni (Laodamia) in '15 Heroines'

"15 HEROINES" REVIEW   ★★★★

LONDON PUB THEATRES

"Eleni's Greek come Hackney teen has some modern moments of humour and MLE wit."

 

Reviewed by Emma Zadow.

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"ON ARRIVING REVIEW   ★★★★

THE PLAY'S THE THING

"Sophia Eleni is a tour-de-force in this role; she pulls the audience in and keeps them captivated throughout the piece. We laugh when she laughs, and cry with her, too. Her portrayal of a young refugee woman is unflinching in its presentation of the difficult decisions people on this journey have to make, and the lasting impact these decisions have on her character’s mental health."

 

Reviewed by Emma Lamond.

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"ON ARRIVING" REVIEW   ★★★★

VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEAT

"Eleni, who also works as sound designer on this production is a compelling performer. She seems to age before our eyes in this non-linear production."

 

Reviewed by Shanine Salmon.

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"ON ARRIVING" REVIEW   ★★★★

LONDON THEATRE 1

"It’s a gripping story, filled with plenty of details. Eleni’s engaging manner, too, helped with character development."

 

Reviewed by Chris Omaweng.

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"BLACK MASS" REVIEW   ★★★★

PHOENIX FM

"Sophia Eleni drives the story forward with her anguished ‘Meagan’ and for me is the performance of the film."

 

Reviewed by Chris Stagg.

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"TO BE OR NOT TO BE SCARLETT O'HARA" REVIEW   ★★★★

BOYZ

"Sophia Eleni as Leigh plays the role with a masterful understanding of the power of ambition."

 

Reviewed by Stephen Vowles.

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"WALKING AGAINST THE RAIN" REVIEW   ★★★★

NERDLY

"Sophia Eleni is a particular stand-out, giving a brilliantly upbeat and compassionate performance as Blair".

 

Reviewed by Phil Wheat.

Sophia Eleni (Laodamia) in '15 Heroines'

"15 HEROINES" REVIEW   ★★★★★

THE REVIEWS HUB

"The comedy in Sophia Eleni’s performance makes this one of the best stories of the bunch."

 

Reviewed by Richard Maguire.

Sophia Eleni (Laodamia) in '15 Heroines'

"15 HEROINES" REVIEW   ★★★★

CULTURE FLY

"The rapid fire and rhythmic delivery of Sophia Eleni fits perfectly with the chaos and excitement of a teenager."

 

Reviewed by Jo Gudgeon.

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"ON ARRIVING" REVIEW   ★★★★★

A YOUNGER THEATRE

"On Arriving" is held up by the full force of Eleni’s acting [...] She breathes life into all these characters  letting us care and grieve for them alongside her. Her performance is painful, the energy of it reaching even the furthest corners of the room.." 

 

Reviewed by Alexandra Wilbraham.

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"ON ARRIVING" REVIEW   ★★★★

REVIEWS HUB

"Eleni is quite extraordinary in her ability to shift the mood with just a beat between scenes, one moment devastated and broken, afraid and desperate, the next gleeful and light as the audience is transported back to the hopeful pre-war era. There is considerable pathos in her characterisation which builds its extremes of experience as the story concludes – and notable too that Eleni has composed the music and sound design."

 

Reviewed by Maryam Philpott.

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"ON ARRIVING" REVIEW   ★★★★

ONCE A WEEK THEATRE

"Special praise goes to the play’s performer, Sophia Eleni, who does an exceptional job of conveying incredible tension while making the action so clear. Throughout, On Arriving is a huge achievement for Eleni, and surely an emotionally draining experience."

 

Reviewed by Edward Lukes.

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"ON ARRIVING" REVIEW   ★★★★

VIEW FROM THE OUTSIDE

"Sophia Eleni gives a passionate and devastating performance in "On Arriving."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie Ressort.

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"TO BE OR NOT TO BE SCARLETT O'HARA" REVIEW   ★★★★

LONDON THEATRE 1

"A confident and compelling production".

 

Reviewed by Chris Omaweng.

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"15 HEROINES" REVIEW   ★★★★★

SPY IN THE STALLS

"Eleni is incredible as a modern Laodamia, her performance utterly captivating."

 

Reviewed by Flora Doble.

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"15 HEROINES" REVIEW   ★★★★

THE STAGE

"My personal favourite, however, is "Our Private Love Island" by Charlotte Jones. Sophia Eleni’s Laodamia languishes in a messy girlish bedroom [...] and delivers a monologue both brilliant and hilarious."

 

Reviewed by Rosemary Waugh.

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"15 HEROINES" REVIEW   ★★★★

STAGEDOOR

"Sophia Eleni is a delight as the skittish, anxiety-ridden teenage bride of Protesilaus."

 

Reviewed by Lyn Gardner.

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"ON ARRIVING" REVIEW   ★★★★

FRINGE REVIEW

"The focus is on Eleni’s expressive face and voice, multi-faceted, always intense even in laughter, unforgettable in juddering howls stifled in a foreign land, blankly taking the comfort and discomfort of strangers. Eleni’s hypnotic performance is as fiery as a struck match. Yet she’s classically contained – with just a few explosive rituals to expiate.

It’s not just Eleni’s presence that flares with the humanity cindered by our own cruelty. Her whole performance, these words, say you should be on fire too." 

Reviewed by Simon Jenner.

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"ON ARRIVING" REVIEW   ★★★★

LOU REVIEWS

"There is enormous pressure on Eleni to conjure up a range of emotions in quick succession, and she ably rises to the challenge, making this woman completely believable."

 

Reviewed by Louise Penn.

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"ON ARRIVING" REVIEW   ★★★★

THEATRE WEEKLY

"Eleni brings complete focus and giving of herself in her performance."

 

Reviewed by Bethany Jane-Christian.

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"ON ARRIVING" REVIEW   ★★★

THE STAGE

"Solo performer Sophia Eleni delivers each line with careful responsibility and her impassioned message about the hardships of war is both moving and compelling."

 

Reviewed by Olivia Rook.

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"TO BE OR NOT TO BE SCARLETT O'HARA" REVIEW   ★★★★

WEST END WILMA

"Sophia Eleni is excellent. Her appearance and her voice are one hundred percent Vivien Leigh. Sophia is a very fine actor who is confident and warm."

 

Reviewed by Graham Archer.