ERIN MURRAY QUINLAN
"God Save Queen Pam"
Brain Hemingway @ Edinburgh Fringe
"Superb musical numbers, sitcom-ready performances, refreshingly difficult to pin down." -The Scotsman
"Perfectly encapsulates the writing process."
"An amusing look at the creative struggle."
-The Roaming Reader
"SO good. I loved it!"-Cahill Bros Productions
"Came away incredibly happy after seeing this." -Graeme Rendall
"The perfect Fringe play. "
-Mark Aylward, Three Pint Productions
"Delightfully delicious... just plain FUN... laugh-out-loud funny." "Her witty lyrics are the hit of the show as they set just the right tone—clever, yet relatable. ...Quinlan creates a heroine we are cheering for."
-Andrea Santo Falcone, Motherhood Later
"Ms. Quinlan is a talented dramatist. This play is very funny. The script is tight, well constructed, and well-played." "[The lyrics] were extremely witty."
-Jan Ewing, Hi! Drama
"BRILLIANT, WITTILY SCRIPTED, WELL-PERFORMED, TIMELY, AND GREAT FUN. The whole thing, also including the sensitive and wonderfully spirited musical numbers is, in my view, exquisitely performed by all, refreshing, and is a delight to see!"
Producer, TV Series "DAZZLE UNLIMITED" [tm]
"Ms. Quinlan’s fluffy book is a throwback to Hollywood screwball comedies and trifles of Broadway’s Golden Age. Quinlan’s solid score is a jaunty pastiche of The Sherman Brothers’ Mary Poppins with stylistic dashes of Noël Coward’s 1960’s works Sail Away and The Girl Who Came to Supper." "Frothy escapism".
"See this show for the number “Once for Yes” alone, a sincere, utter delight of a song."
"I can't remember the last time I saw a musical which just made me feel so happy. You will instantly fall in love with Queen Pam. [EMQ] is the next Lin Manuel Maranda minus the rap."
"I was hooked by this show by the end of the opening number. Erin Quinlan is an absolute delight. Her writing [is] superb."
"Why this is not being exhibited via NYMF is a question I have - this could *win* the NYMF competition, it's that brilliant."
"I can’t recommend “God Save Queen Pam” highly enough. It’s a triumphantly tuneful new musical with crackling dialogue, fearless physical comedy, and a stunningly dynamic song cycle that hits on all cylinders. “Think of England”, “A [Shamrock], a Thistle and a Rose” and “Once For Yes” have been reverberating in my mind for days."
"Erin Murray Quinlan’s GOD SAVE QUEEN PAM is a delightful blend of aspects that will assuredly guarantee that you have a great theatrical experience. GOD SAVE QUEEN PAM is a successful assortment of sophisticated humor and silliness... Propelled by extremely witty lyrics... And there are a few life lessons to boot. Plots and sub-plots lead to a delightfully executed conclusion, and there’s enough appeal for audiences of all makes and models."
-Laurie Lawson, www.eljnyc.com
"Erin Murray Quinlan’s clever new offering God Save Queen Pam is that rare thing - a new musical that works on all levels; with a jaunty and celebratory score, razor-sharp lyrics, and a plot that perfectly balances comedic licence with a proud authenticism. Britain could do worse than Queen Pam, on stage or on the throne."
"How Can I
- The Ms
"How Can I Tell You sung by Julie Atherton takes us on a deeply emotional journey from the opening, and there is an intense feeling that this woman is somehow responsible for the hurt she is about to bring on another. Sung with great poignancy, the song resonates with its truth."
-The Review Hub
"One of my favourite songs on this album, ’How Can I Tell You’ sung by Julie Atherton had me captivated from her very first word. It is a moving and deeply emotional song, which has been matched with Atherton’s soft vocals perfectly."
-West End Wilma
"Any album that features Julie Atherton will always give it kudos and authenticity, and she doesn’t disappoint here. Her soaring 'How Can I Tell You?' is probably the stand out track on this album, her voice being perfectly complemented by arrangement and song equally. It’s just perfection."
"And in a most pleasing turn up for the books, Julie Atherton (who might have seemed a natural choice for that song, given her wicked way with a comic song) gets the chance to sing with a pure and devastating simplicity in Erin Murray Quinlan's heartbreaking 'How Can I Tell You?', the cream of a very talented crop..."
-There Ought to Be Clowns
" Emotionally charged... Julie Atherton's powerful performance of 'How Can I Tell You?' is particularly poignant..."
“...Quinlan has an undeniably fluid facility with melody. Her tunes are clearly inspired by those of Richard Rodgers (with an assist from Frederick Loewe...Sondheim)... Clever, acerbic lyrics ."