For Ancient Lives
"Paula, played with deliciously self-assured pretentiousness by Lucy Taylor, is a most seductive mentor" Ben Brantley New York Times
For The Select: The Sun Also Rises
"As the gallant, promiscuous and deeply unhappy Lady Ashley, whose great love for Jake can never be consummated, Ms. Taylor is a stunner, a sexy stoic who reveals her true feelings by the way she hides them. This is a performance that, while meeting the stylized demands of Mr. Collins’s production, would work in almost any context." Ben Brantley, The New York Times 2010
"But it would be a hapless actor who couldn’t respond to Ms. Taylor’s captivating presence here. Gallant, feckless, frivolous, brave and oh so miserable, this Brett is a triumph of style over unhappiness, who, more than anyone, embodies the spirit of the book." Ben Brantley, The New York Times 2011
Backstage Memorable New York Stage Performances of 2011
Lady Brett Ashley, the morally untidy heroine of Ernest Hemingway's classic novel "The Sun Also Rises," treats men like Kleenex, discarding them as soon as she finishes with them. She's a beautiful siren and a selfish destroyer. But in Elevator Repair Service's exciting stage adaptation, Lucy Taylor made Lady Brett such a charming vixen, it was understandable why men would crawl after her even though she treats them like dirt. With her Audrey Hepburn–like spark and a pixyish blond haircut, Taylor's Brett was a boyish sprite teasing and tormenting the expatriate males in her circle of lost souls in 1920s Europe.
"Ashley, who is wonderfully played by Lucy Taylor, is the center piece of the story..." Karen Frillman WYNC
"Brett Ashley...is given marvellous angular allure by Lucy Taylor. You cannot take your eyes off her..." Sam Marlowe, The Times London.
"There is impressive work from Lucy Taylor as the beautiful Daisy, who haunts Gatsby's imagination" Michael Billington The Guardian