“Michael Xavier is both hunkier and more charming than Ryan O’Neal in the film.”
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph.
“Williams and Xavier play with great charm and spirit.”
Michael Coveney, Independent.
“Xavier and Williams have clear, unaffected voices…”
Quentin Letts, Daily Mail.
“All this would mean nothing, though, if Emma Williams and Michael Xavier weren’t as poignant, tuneful and, vitally, smitten, as they are.”
Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard.
“Michael Xavier's strong voice and easy presence remakes the sap of a hero.”
Susannah Clapp, The Guardian.
“Michael Xavier as Oliver brings just the right touch of haughtiness and naivete to the character.”
Maxwell Cooter, What’s On Stage.
“Clearly the success or otherwise of the play depends on the two principals, Oliver (Michael Xavier) and Jenny (Emma Williams), both of whom give superb and utterly sincere performances.
Each can handle the dialogue and songs with consummate ease.
Michael Xavier is the epitome of the rich, spoiled American “preppy” but he injects into the character tremendous feeling and sincerity bringing an almost unbearable reality to their relationship, culminating in the scene where she dies in his arms.”
David Munro, Indie London.
“The chemistry ignites instantly with the suave, lovable Oliver, played by Michael Xavier. Like Williams, Xavier is now one of the Uks leading performers and he not only has the super rich voice that so suits this role but the physique and character that does 100% justice to our rock hard ice hockey bruiser who finds himself enchanted by the girl who possesses all his strengths and a little bit more.”
Jim Nicholson, The Public Reviews.
“Michael Xavier as the rebellious rich kid, Oliver, delivers a comprehensive performance.”
Barrie Jerram, The Argus.
“Michael Xavier (Oliver Barrett IV) charms from the outset, a very natural performer as he follows through the emotions of love, anger, joy and heartache.”
Jill Lawrie, Remote Goat.