Rose has energy coursing through her. When she enters a room, its as though the sound shifts, everyone moving slightly differently. When she suppresses this, she achieves that wonderful combination of frenetic internal energy and outward stillness that is so electric in theatre.
The interpretation of Gwendolyn an absolute delight - one of the best I've seen and, I felt, considerably superior to that of Frances O'Conner in the film.
It would be insidious to single out any performance, but few men in the audience could have resisted a rendezvous on Milk Wood with the marvellous Polly Garter (Rose Romain).
What is apparent is that Julia (Rose Romain), the Cardinal’s wife is a scarlet woman, literally and metaphorically, and we relish her interaction with the hired assassin Bosola.