The Woman in White
From: Monday, 28th January 2013
To: Thursday, 31 January 2013
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Marion and Laura's new drawing master has come to introduce some variety into their quiet lives. However, his chance meeting with a mysterious woman dressed all in white entangles the sisters in a web of fraud madness and murder. The only person who can unravel the mystery is the woman in white, who claims to know a secret which would free them all. But how far can they trust someone who has just escaped from a lunatic asylum?
29 January 2013
The Victorian thriller The Woman In White, based on the novel by Wilkie Collins and first published in 1860, is adapted for the stage by Nicola Boyce.
This classic Victorian tale of intrigue and suspense, directed by Ian Dickens, begins when Walter Hartright encounters the woman in white on a London street. Pleading for his help to prevent her from being sent to an asylum, the woman quickly vanishes into the night, leading to a dark tale of romance, drama and mystery.
This three hour play (with two intervals) focuses more on the characters’ dialogue than action and is helped by an experienced cast. Peter Amory is a believably evil Sir Percival Glyde and Nicola Weeks gives a fine performance as headstrong Marian Holcombe. However, Colin Baker does light up the stage as Count Fosco enters the play in Act Two, despite soon losing his Italian accent. A special mention goes to Emily Woodward for her portrayal of two very different characters, the ma...
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