Reviews for the World Premiere production of Summer:
‘The character of Charity is beautifully drawn, strong but also vulnerable, frustrated by the expectations placed on her sex by society.’ EXEUNT
‘The performances are good, with Joanne Gale capturing the headstrong girl with all the sarcasm and moodiness that you’d expect from a teenager without seeming incongruent to the time. Francis Adams is perfectly cast as the patriarchal Royall, creating a good man whose morals you can begin to mistrust as the story unfolds. In the second half, there is a lovely moment as he addresses the audience (as the townspeople) and you get a real sense of his guilt and fear underneath his speech. Mundell, in a subtle performance, builds a steamy chemistry with Gale and the two express a very convincing love for each other.’ One Stop Arts
‘Alesya Bolotina’s set design is simple yet effective… The small studio space has been reconfigured, and this new set up allows director Timothy Stubbs Hughes to create a real sense of flow and pace’ EXEUNT
The World Premiere production of Summer was presented at the Jack Studio Theatre, London in May 2012. The plan is to tour the production across the UK in 2013, encompassing the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Our Book is the company’s exploration of the play, Edith Wharton, the period in history when we are setting the production, and thoughts and opinions from people who we are engaging with.
Its our connection: with people who love Edith Wharton, who have an opinion of her, who have been inspired and moved by her writing, the company will express their own discoveries and thoughts as we move through the rehearsal process into performance.
Our ‘Summer’ Book is just a beginning