Recent theatre work includes:
"FOR SERVICES RENDERED"
By W. Somerset Maugham playing Wilfred Cedar directed by Tom Littler at Jermyn Street Theatre
"Michael Lumsden, excellent." Dominic Maxwell - The Times
"A deliciously haunting production" Dominic Gettins - The Spy in The Stalls
WHILE THE SUN SHINES
By Terence Rattigan playing The Duke of Ayr and Sterling, directed by Paul Miller at The Orange Tree, Richmond.
"But of all the characters ...The Duke of Ayr and Stirling is the most comic, and Michael Lumsden relishes this role" -Richard Maguire - The Reviewshub.com
"a riotously funny Michael Lumsden as the Earl’s loquacious future father-in-law.”– Alun Hood, Whats On Stage
"Lumsden gets plenty of mileage out of the blustering Duke of Ayr… The production is at its best when they’re most buffoonish."– Tom Wicker, Time Out
"a collection of great comic performances.”– Rosemary Waugh, The Stage
"Blissfully acted" - Sunday Express
"Fresh as paint - Superb performances power the ingeniously plotted story" - Michael Billington - The Guardian
"Michael Lumsden is hilarious as her father" - Richard Davies - Essential Surrey and SW London
Written and directed by Guy Slater playing Christopher Gunness at Tara Arts Theatre
"Yip and Lumsden are superb..." Neil Norman - The Express
"At its core, however, the play is about Gunness’s guilt and U Nay Min’s heroism and, in the author’s production, the two men are very well played. Michael Lumsden is all silvery anguish as the western visitor..." Michael Billington - The Guardian
"Michael Lumsden gives us an incredibly emotional performance..." Artiscape
"David Yip as the lawyer supressing decades of anger and Michael Lumsden facing up to his feelings present the two men with an open sincerity that is very moving." Howard Loxton - British Theatre Guide
THE FITZROVIA HOUR'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
By Tom Mallaburn and John Edgley Bond, playing Stanley de Pfeffel, directed by Owen Lewis
"All power to Michael Lumsden… enuff said." - Libby Purves - Theatrecat.com
"All five performers have pin-point timing and precision and their frantic interactions are seamless." Londontheatre1.com
"Michael Lumsden, a whiff of Wolfit about him..." The Stage
All five performers have pin-point timing and precision and their frantic interactions are seamless.
By G Bernard Shaw playing Colonel Craven, directed by Paul Miller at The Orange Tree.
"Michael Lumsden is in fine comic form" Whatsonstage.com
"Michael Lumsden is in terrific form...his Craven is a great comic foil" LivetheatreUK
"Lumsden... provides the comic highlight" Artsdesk.com
by Douglas McFerran, playing Max Bentley, directed by Ian McElhinney at The Mill at Sonning.
"Michael Lumsden is faultlessly cast as Bentley, a licentious silver fox who has always had women falling for him...casually natural in the role, easily managing the balance of dramatic irony, comedy and murderous panic." The Stage
"Bentley, superbly played by Michael Lumsden, is a supercilious, fading, Oscar-winning Hollywood actor..." British Theatre Guide
by George Eliott, adapted and directed by Geoffrey Beevers at The Orange tree Theatre Richmond.
"Christopher Ettridge and Michael Lumsden providing the evening's most memorable scene..." Onestoparts.com
OUR BROTHER DAVID
written and directed by Anthony Clark in its World Premiere
"Both Anthony (Justin Avoth) and Lawrence (Michael Lumsden) are studies in selfishness, well disguised as concern, and both actors are equally effective in their portrayals" whatsonstage.com - Watford Palace Theatre
by Alan Monkhouse, directed by Auriol Smith.
"theatre lovers should flock to the Orange Tree," - "a splendidly outraged Michael Lumsden..." - Paul Taylor -The Independent.
"Katie McGuinness captures perfectly the pragmatism and dignity of Mary. And Auriol Smith's production......yields equally good work from Michael Lumsden as the patriarch..." - Michael Billington - The Guardian. - Orange Tree Theatre Richmond.
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For all acting enquiries please contact Malcolm Browning at
Milburn Browning Associates 020 3582 9370
Milburn Browning Associates 020 3582 9370