"Then there’s Harley Quinn. Most of the performances in Batman Live are pretty decent, but they’re overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the Manchester Evening News Arena, resulting in the show falling somewhat flat during dialogue heavy sections. The manic energy from The Joker’s lover/sidekick, however is so enthralling that she manages to overcome this in every scene she’s in. From the moment she’s introduced she steals the show, not only providing a measure of comic relief, but also one of the more sympathetic, better written characters in the piece as well. While that has a lot to do with the character, it’s clear that most of this is down to Poppy Tierney’s performance.”
- Ben Mortimer, Bleeding Cool’s Batman Live Review
This makes me happy. Even if her costume is atrocious and the only image I can find of her is the unflattering one above, I’m glad that she’s a stand out in the show.
*Note, pictured above is an understudy, not Poppy herself