Well, I’m recovering from a two day hiatus where technology - although it has helped us create our work online - has also been causing us huge headaches.
The retelling of a true story, we assume, must be complex, balancing the sensibilities of the descendants of the real characters with the need to entertain, but Martin Coslett’s AshGate Productions did just that.
The five wonderful actresses who starred in ‘Ferguson’s Gang’ at the Yvonne Arnaud’s Mill Theatre in Guildford this week, switched roles, costumes, accents and storylines in the blink of an eye, without ever missing a beat.
By Clive Burton | regular contributor to the Theatreworld Internet Magazine
"Previously premiered at the Quaker Meeting House in St Martin’s Lane, in the heart of London’s theatreland after a tour in similar South of England venues, Perfect City was presented in a costumed performance in the round.
Very moving, powerful and very well presented. - Heather and Mike Brayshaw
I really enjoyed the combo of music and serious subject, I was drawn into the Penn story by the acting, from the very start! Nothing dragged, nothing seemed not quite as it should be. And the music was fun yet interesting and harmonically developed. So bravo to all of you. - Margie
Everyone I spoke to after the performance thoroughly enjoyed it. how effective it was to have the cast sit in with the audience and to make such dramatic use of the centre aisle.
- Ann Vernau
PS. I have one complaint: this morning I can't get 'Spice of my Life' out of my head!!
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By Rebecca Cain
By Rebecca Cain
ONE of Bucks' most famous and celebrated sons, William Penn - is the subject of a new and highly original British musical The Perfect City which is being staged for one night only in Jordans.
Presented by Echo Time Productions and inspired by the play A Passionate Englishman by Kate Price.
The Perfect City was staged at the Friends Meeting House, Jordans on Thursday, May 22 2014