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Aspects of Love

Aspects of Love

The Lowestoft Players at the Bethel

 

Review published in Eastern Daily Press 6 September 2014 and Lowestoft Journal 12 September 2014

Always pushing boundaries, the Lowestoft Players have excelled themselves with this Andrew Lloyd Webber gem. They are staging the Suffolk premiere at their own Bethel theatre, harnessing some of the finest talent in the region.

Stephen Wilson and Louise Clarke direct masterfully. Far from a classic love story, it’s a triangle of relationships which expand to include others in a tale very much of the late 1980s, yet timeless in its treatment of the hopes, yearnings and uncertainties of love.

Love Changes Everything is the show-stopper and the motif that underpins the score. Matthew Hardy does a tremendous job on piano and the music is seamless.

Craig Loxton as the romantic soldier, Polly Woodward as the actress at the heart of men’s passions and John Marjoram as the older man who loves her and their daughter unconditionally, are just superb.

Dayna Williams is captivating and Emily Fox as the daughter is a star in the making. The ensemble were stunning, especially in the dark circus scene. You’d be mad to miss it.

 

 

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