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Teddy And Topsy – Isadora Duncan’s Love Letters To Gordon Craig (Inside Intelligence)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2011

Isadora Duncan’s often tragic life is laid bare in this one-woman character study. Duncan’s letters to the man she had to leave at home while she toured Europe are narrated by actor and dancer Nellie McQuinn. Duncan’s letters show her to be an engaging character, full of warmth, charm and vitality, and McQuinn is excellent throughout, bringing a real depth to her performance, ably handling the rather simple yet elegant choreography. It could stand to be a little shorter, but it’s an altogether beautiful piece. It also serves as a fascinating window into the past, highlighting the difficulties of connecting and being human when the written word was the only means of communicating.

Hill Street Theatre, 5 – 29 Aug (not 17, 24), 2.00pm (3.15am), £9.00 – £11.00, fpp302.
tw rating 4/5