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Open Space Theatre at The Cut, Halesworth Review published in the Eastern Daily Press and East Anglian Daily Times, 8th March 2010 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD Eagerly embracing more challenge, Open Space Theatre take on a play based on a twenty year exchange of letters, between a rising American writer and the staff of a London bookshop. We see how the staff, especially the rather formal, English manager played convincingly by Alan Bolton, relate to the outgoing, louder Jewish American played superbly by Anne McClarnon, from either side of the Atlantic. National events from the late 1940s to the swinging sixties are background, as letters, like personal diaries, and thoughtful gifts are exchanged. Throughout, as friendship grows to a kind of romance – this long before internet communication – the anticipation of her coming to visit, summer … Read entire article »

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