Vera is played by Parr with a freshness, vitality, humour and vulnerability that both disarms us and makes us realise the beauty and fragility of youth. At times, Parr asks a question then turns to stare at us with big open eyes that have an intensity and honesty all their own.
British Theatre Guide on The Soaking of Vera Shrimp
...performed with a touching, unaffected simplicity by Tessa Parr.
The Guardian on The Soaking of Vera Shrimp
The highlight of the show is Tessa Parr's captivatingly quirky central performance. An astonishingly capable performer, Parr inhabits her role as 14-year-old Vera, and her effervescent enthusiasm and childlike speech patterns both brighten the play's comic moments and imbue its emotional depths with an extra pathos.
The List on The Soaking of Vera Shrimp