Lucerne newspaper Inspiring premiere of "The Amokrunner". The ensemble of the Lucerne Theater vividly illustrates the lush landscape of human emotions with all their fluctuations. This is mainly thanks to the actor Thomas Douglas: he seems to be able to show every facet of the inner life and ensures that the passion is transferred to the audience. He is flanked by the actress Tini Prüfert and the musician Mario Marchisella, who also charges the emotions with his sounds. The stage in the basement proves to be ideal for this production. Spatially cramped as on the ocean liner, we listen to what the suffering doctor has to tell us. You go on a journey and when you leave this theater ship you are touched by the intimacy of the emotional encounter and impressed by the acting performance of the ensemble. "The Amok Runner" is a masterful success and makes you want to go see the play a second time. Further performances until February 13, 2022, www.luzernertheater.ch Emilia Sulek
Thomas Douglas, here in front of the "Pommernhus", plays Schwenkers, the gallery owner. Was it the gallery owner? For it is in the gallery that chief inspector Rainer Witt (played by Till Firit) and the Greifswald art dealer Schwenkers (Thomas Douglas) first meet. The question is: Does the gallery owner have something to do with the death of the TV presenter? Ex-prosecutor Karin Lossow (Katrin Sass) also wants to find out what really happened and takes Witt's daughter Merle (Elsa Krieger) with her as she makes her way to the gallery. Filming took place in the Hanseatic city over several days. This did not go unnoticed. On this morning, passers-by stop every now and then to watch the filming in front of the gallery. Some of the windows of the surrounding residential buildings also open. But they don't stay open for long. The temperature is a frosty four degrees. There is not much time for the actors to look around Greifswald after filming. For Thomas Douglas, who embodies the gallery owner from Greifswald, the last visit to the Hanseatic city was also a while ago. A good 20 years, to be precise. "That's when everything still looked different here. The city has become very beautiful and has developed a lot," is the verdict of the actor, who was born in Great Britain and grew up in Munich from the age of seven. Stepping into the role of a gallery owner is no problem for Douglas: "I'm a bit of an art buff myself and played for a long time at the Theater Basel, where the Art Basel (international art fair, editor's note) is very present. That's where I got a good impression of gallery owners." Schwenkers, the gallery owner he now plays, is different. "He doesn't take the truth too seriously and is also more self-absorbed," is how the actor describes his role.
Orpheus - Opera - Magazine
Above all, the stagecraft of the two outstanding leading actors, the actor Thomas Douglas (King Oedipus) and the countertenor Michael Taylor (Theresa's seer) fascinate. With unflagging intensity in language and acting, Douglas drives his Oedipus towards collapse in the face of the devastating truth, sometimes with explosive drama.
Orpheus Descending - NZZ
Thomas Douglas as Val is not the irresistable beau, which one might expect. But he gives the character an agile presence, which moves seamlessly between nonchalances, gentleness and brave decisiveness. Val fills the room without exageration, but with feeling in every fibre. The laconic of Jim Jarmush, the desire of Wong Kar-Wei: it is pure pleasure to watch him.
Zu Zweit - NZZ
Thomas Douglas as Andreas is a sensitive and subtile male character - a combination not often encountered in the German film scene.
Zu Zweit - Laudatio, Züricher Filmpreis
„Zu Zweit“ captivates through the thrill of risk, the unexpected development of the plot and the acting prescence of Linda Olanski and Thomas Douglas: a powerful image of real life.
Zu Zweit - Tagesanzeiger Zürich
Many of the scenes were clearly developed during filming, which gives the film a certain spontaneity. Not least thanks to good actors. Thomas Douglas portrays the emotionally endangered, helpless Andreas perfectly / wonderfully. A pleasure to watch.
Zu Zweit - SRF
The fact, that Barabar Kulcsar, the director, lets the actors improvise, results in realistic and spontaneous dialogues. The ensemble is convincing in the art of improvisation, in particular the two leads Linda Olsansky and Thomas Douglas.
After a slap on the head, a German-hostile Swiss fireman speaks perfect Berlin dialect. He has foreign language accent syndrome. A daring comedy by director Robert Ralston.
Die Schwarze Spinne - zentralplus online
The actors sang, shouted and groaned the texts, which deviated greatly from the original, in grusical style. The director Barbara-David Brüesch and the musical director Knut Jensen chiseled a very unique, often extremely humorous language on the characters. The mischievous one Lord Stoffeln (Thomas Douglas), who has something of the "Red Queen" from "Alice in Wonderland", sings, for example: "The castle is ready, the castle is nice, but it is hot".
Die Tonhalle - nmz
The ironically witty Thomas Douglas moderates the concert, welcomes the extraordinary capacity of his establishment or turns the audience into a donkey by advising the use of the 'listening funnel' 'Tiny concert house' takes place, the concert has to assert itself increasingly against external sound events: a tourist group, loud applause from the big house, construction site noise or the cooing of pigeons - with which Häusermann play a loving game with his being on just five controls and glow drives.