Nancy in Frozen, By Bryony Lavery, directed by Sonia Fraser at Riverside Studios, York Theatre Royal and National Tour.
Dorothy has worked in the West End, in repertory, and extensively on tour. She is a founder member of The Lions part and one of the devisor/authors of the hit show Lilies on the Land which ran in the West End in 2010 and toured the UK Nationally in 2011 and 2012.
Dorothy won the best actress award for her portrayal of Susan in Alan Bennett’s, Bed Among the Lentils (Talking Heads) at The Henley Festival. She has worked with the esteemed theatre director John Wright on Hamlet and her portrayal of Nancy in Bryony Lavery’s award-winning play, Frozen, won her critical acclaim, “The best acting in London” **** Daily Mail.
"Dorothy Lawrence makes a caustic, tough, bleakly funny Nancy: she also has the astonishing emotional reflexes required to tip the audience from heartbreak to gallows humour in the course of Lavery’s short scenes" FROZEN, By Bryony Lavery, Riverside Studios and York Theatre Royal.
Time Out Critics Choice (4 stars)
"The best acting in London...Bryony Lavery's play (is) spare, intense...simply staged and brilliantly well-acted throughout" FROZEN, By Bryony Lavery, Riverside Studios and York Theatre Royal.
The Daily Mail (4 Stars)
"Dorothy Lawrence's Nancy is both fragile and strong as a mother who has lost her youngest daughter in the cruelest of ways" FROZEN, By Bryony Lavery, Riverside Studios and York Theatre Royal.
Remote Goat (5 stars)
“The British at their absolute best. This wonderful show is beautifully crafted.” LILIES ON THE LAND, Arts Theatre and National Tour
Telegraph (4 Stars)
“Dorothy Lawrence breaks your heart as the vulnerable, put upon Geordie Margie…….. Lilies on the Land is a glorious piece of theatre where heartbreak, fear and squalor are laced with humour, warmth and love.” LILIES ON THE LAND, Arts Theatre and National Tour,
Remote Goat (4 Stars)
"The character requires a considerable feat of memory and stamina, being alone on stage for the best part of two hours. To hold and entertain the audience for that length of time is a remarkable feat. Dorothy Lawrence does just that, with an accent as authentic as a Mersey mist and a constant spunky sparkle" - SHIRLEY VALENTINE, Eye Theatre.
"A blistering two-hander...Dorothy Lawrence as Anna - last seen at Eye as Shirley Valentine - and Australian newcomer Elisa Maree Williams provide one of the most memorable hours of theatre in the decade I have had the privilege of reviewing plays at this very special venue... Thoughtful, determined, controlled, Anna is superbly played by Lawrence. The two women work magnificently together under Tom Scott’s inspired and sensitive direction." LOVE CHILD, by Joanna Murray Smith, Eye Theatre.
"Dorothy Lawrence as Clarissa Gripe personifies the footballer’s wife of the early 1700s" - THE CITY WIVES CONFEDERACY by Vanbrugh, Greenwich Theatre.
British Theatre Journal
"The small cast - it is essentially a three hander, with one silent fourth player - handle their roles with real grace, especially Dorothy Lawrence as the girl's mother." FROZEN, By Bryony Lavery, Riverside Studios and York Theatre Royal.