THE WHITE WITCH OF ROSE HALL (2013) - 5 stars from 'Everything Theatre' - http://everything-theatre.co.uk/2013/10/the-white-witch-of-rose-hall- broadway.html
'...The piece is superbly cast. Gemma Rook is excellent as sociopathic plantation owner Palmer. She masters deception, and her cruelty and rage fill the walls of the dark space.'
THREESOME (Edinburgh, 2015) - Broadway Baby -
'The chemistry between Willoughby, Rook and Pearson sizzles. They bounce off each-other onstage, taking full advantage of their character contrasts for maximum comic effect. Rook should be praised for mastering the look and sound of hilariously shrivelling disapproval.'
A BAD CASE OF THE MONDAYS (WORK MAKES YOU FREE) - 'Jane (Gemma Rook) and Willow (Antonia Reid) give superb performances giving their monologues directly to the audience with just the right balance of dry humor and dynamism that keeps you reeled in.'
THREESOME (Edinburgh, 2015) - 4 stars from 'Edinburgh Festivals Magazine' - http://www.edfestmag.com/threesome/
'...The trio present a diverse mix of characterisation with April Pearson and Gemma Rook playing opposing female characters...creating friction and an exploration of pent up issues...the audience roared with laughter throughout...hilarious and entertaining...'
THREESOME (Brighton, 2015)- 4 stars from 'Fringe Guru' - http://brighton.fringeguru.com/reviews/brighton-2015/threesome
'...Rook balanced this brilliantly, with an uneasiness and reluctance that forced her sexual repression to the fore. Her discomfort at the crass brittleness of Lucy is visible, almost tangible....the three actors together create a thoroughly watchable story.'
THREESOME (Edinburgh, 2015) - Wow 24/7 - 'The actors’ snappy comic timing and evident chemistry makes this an enjoyable romp, as we sit through the ill-advised rendezvous in painful real-time.'
THREESOME (Brighton, 2015) - 4 STARS FROM 'Brighton Argus' -http://www.theargus.co.uk/archive/2015/05/12/12944579.Brighton_Fringe__Threesome__The_Warren_Theatre_Box__St_Peters_Green_North__Monday__May_11/?ref=arc
'...Gemma Rook, his repressed wife, was a perfect feed for Willoughby and crucially they were totally convincing as a couple.'
THE ANNIVERSARY (2014) - 4.5 stars from 'The Public Reviews' - http://www.thepublicreviews.com/chuckle-with-chekhov-barons-court-theatre-london/
'...Gemma Rook is a feisty Natalia, her working clothes and no-nonsense manner comic contrasts to the formality of Lomov’s suit and his painful diffidence.'
THE WHITE WITCH OF ROSE HALL (2013) - 'Bargain Theatreland' -
'...Gemma Rook as the witch...is persuasive as the mesmeric and tyrannical temptress of the legend – and a natural in summoning spirits.'