NZ Herald: "the witty dialogue is delivered with panache ... Jennifer Ward-Lealand establishes an imperious presence as a theatrical veteran alternating between maternal advice and put-downs of her younger colleagues".
Lumiere Reader: "The main drawcard is Jennifer Ward-Lealand's Elsa Lanchester, and she doesn't disappoint. She delivers barbs with precision, is refreshingly loose and fun in a way I haven't seen in some time, and yet still manages to give her monologues a gravity".
Theatre Scenes: "a bubbly comedy that has attracted some top-shelf talent ... Ward-Lealand's performance is gong-worthy".
Keeping Up with New Zealand: "a grand success on opening night ... cast were all great with stand-out performances from Jennifer Ward-Lealand ... Luncheon is also very funny ... go and see this charming production".
Theatreview: "the cast roundly deliver strong portrayals of their roles ... made all the more gripping by the engaging and diverse performances ... behind-the-scenes exploration of an exciting and pivotal time in Hollywood history"