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Echoes and Reflections

Thalia Theatre at Norwich Playhouse Review published in Eastern Daily Press, 26 November 2010 Echoes and Reflections Thalia Theatre’s annual showcase is an opportunity to share an artistic exploration with friends and families of a team of committed and focussed people. Developed over the past year to stimulate learning, excite creativity in thought-provoking work and challenging negative perceptions of disability, ‘Echoes and Reflections’ was inspired by a visit to St Peter Mancroft Church. Following a gardener as central character, the narrative unfolded through his garden at first lovingly tended and then neglected as he grew older, and a journey he had to make to reach a heavenly destination, an echo of his past. Each section was cleverly composed to reflect its own location, timeframe and emotional charge. The large group of participants moved well to tell … Read entire article »

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Death of a Salesman

Open Space Theatre Company at Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft Review published in Eastern Daily Press and East Anglian Daily Times, 15 November 2010 Death of a Salesman As the years advance, appreciation of Arthur Miller’s masterpiece deepens. That a man at 63 is too old and tired to be effective in business is at odds with today’s 60 being the new 40, but an older person losing his grip resonates still. Paul Baker presents Willie Lomax, a once highly successful travelling salesman, staunch believer in the American Dream and hard work, liked and respected, with a well judged mix of anger, frustration, confusion, with sparks of the younger worker, husband and father. The ever-impressive Yves Green is his wife, handling memories with joy and his decline, their quarrelsome sons and the fractured father/son relationship with stoic … Read entire article »

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