"Xavier pulls off an impossible task - how to even begin to portray such a recognisable figure as Hudson -
and subtly showed the transformation from nervous, geeky boy into confident, but frustratingly closeted, Hollywood icon."
Frank Collins - Manchester Evening News.
"Xavier, a real theatrical discovery, charts the masculinisation procedure with convincing assurance."
Nicholas De Jongh - Evening Standard.
"Xavier does a lot to make Hudsons improbably compressed transformation from falsetto-voiced pretty boy to butch player convincing."
Caroline McGinn - Timeout.
"Michael Xavier as Rock makes a believable transformation from an awkward, high pitched boy into a Hollywood star."
Aisha Walters - Extra Extra.
"Xavier very much rose to the occasion."
Manchester Evening News.
"Xavier is terrific as Hudson..."
"...two riveting performances here, with Bette Bourne prowling the stage with a predatory authority as Willson and Michael Xaviers Rock blossoming under his guidance from tentative boy to mature beefcake before our very eyes."
Mark Shenton - The Stage.
"Michael Xavier's Roy...makes for an almost unbelievable transformation and shows the man as well as the creation changing as his career progresses." Howard Loxton - British Theatre Guide.
"Michael Xavier makes the convincing transfer from national musical star to lyric theatre as the dashingly handsome Hudson."
"Rock is an underwritten role, as this is really the agents story, but Michael Xavier acquits himself well,
never completely overshadowed by the mighty Bourne."
What's On Stage.
Bette Bourne and Michael Xavier inhabit their characters in stunning fashion leaving many telling images and disturbing truths.
"As Rock, Michael Xavier makes this journey physically and emotionally convincing."
Natasha Tripney - Musicomh.com.