A Dulditch Angel
The Cut, Halesworth
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The latest show by Eastern Angles has been launched on its tour of venues across our region. And a gripping tour de force it is.
Five talented and versatile cast weave the fabric of a rural community struggling, loving, marrying and dying.
Told from the stories of Mary Mann, it is set as the 19th century gives way to the 20th. However, the performance style gives it a timeless, haunting resonance with all English life.
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Few may have heard of Mary Mann - but one of her stories of love between a gamekeeper and an educated woman was pilfered by D H Lawrence and became Lady Chatterley's Lover.
Eastern Angles are doing a service bringing these darkly humorous tales to a wide audience.
- 1 Boss who boasted of lavish lifestyle is bankrupt with £100k debts
- 2 Police action over 'slavery' flag flying in Norwich garden
- 3 Garage owner has five months to clear site or face jail
- 4 'It was divine' - Why this seafood platter is receiving rave reviews online
- 5 'Shocked' couple almost given wrong Covid jab
- 6 ‘You’re trespassing’ - What happened when we gave Matt Hancock QEH petition
- 7 Six North Norfolk beaches awarded blue flag status for summer 2021
- 8 Owners put Tudor mansion wedding venue up for sale for £3.9m
- 9 Firefighters ripping out thatch to stop house fire spreading
- 10 City draw up target list
The experiment of the rector hoeing turnips for a week and forcing his household to survive on 11 shillings wages is the central yarn.
But skilled acting, tight writing and immaculate direction makes this a total taste of all life.
The comedy slides from visual to verbal, incorporating mime, direct address and physical theatre.
The set is a square of parquet that serves as room and village. It's a delight and a privilege to spend a couple of hours sharing that world and the vagaries of our history and our present with such absorbing characters. Such wonderful performers.