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Love Story (Norfolk Youth Music Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

If you like your theatre thought-provoking and challenging, I’d suggest running away from this production screaming for your life. ‘Love Story’ is an adaptation of the 1970 film, which I’ve not seen and now have absolutely no desire to. Whoever decided to saddle this clearly talented group of youngsters with this schmaltzy, dated dross deserves a slap. It improves towards the end, mostly due to the hard work of the poor actors playing the insufferable protagonists (but also because you know that at least it’ll be over soon). As it finished, two women behind me sighed “ah…wasn’t that nice,” before more animatedly discussing their dinner options; which probably tells you enough. A talented cast wasted on a vacuous, self-indulgent and poorly written adaptation.

Paradise in Augustine’s, until 10 Aug, 3.55pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Holly Sharp]