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Thursday 04 April 2013

Review: The Victorian In The Wall @ Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Lazy writer, Guy, wore a T shirt with the slogan 'Just Do It'. Ironic as he does very little but sit around his maisonette in a middle class fug of lattes and recycling, playing guitar, ignoring deadlines from his editor.



His girlfriend, Fi, is understandably nervous when work calls her to Denmark and she has to leave Guy in charge of answering the door to the workman who is going to re-model their flat.  

A simple enough task surely, what could possibly go wrong?

Finding a Victorian gentleman in the wall which has just been knocked through was just the beginning of Guy"s misadventures and Mr Elms was not the only unexpected visitor to the flat

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This charming, very funny comedy with songs featured an excellent ensemble cast of five who multi-tasked by playing numerous characters, creating sound effects and singing. 

The set looked simple and a bit makeshift but was actually rather sophisticated and very effective.

The witty script had lots to say about relationships and life in the 21st Century; the gentrification of working class areas, modern courtship, the general ennui and lack of direction experienced by much of the population today.

A quirky, relevant and sweetly funny show which exceeded expectations and warmed the heart. 

To see what else is on at Brighton Dome visit brightondome.org or call the box office on 01273 709 709.



by: Elizabeth Hughes

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