Mon 21 July 2008, Financial Times

The Female of the Species, Vaudeville Theatre, London

By Byian Shuttleworth
The Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith writes with intelligence and insight about personal, domestic and gender relationships; this West End opening reunites the director Roger Michell and actors Eileen Atkins and Anna Maxwell Martin from the National Theatre’s 2003 production of her play Honour . Perhaps she has become impatient with a growing but still limited amount of respect and gone for critical and commercial broke with this controversial farce. The thing is, it deserves to pay off on both fronts.