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I’ll Be Seeing You (Between The Bars)

By | Published on Tuesday 27 August 2013

We’re in Cambridge during the air raids of the Second World War. In this three-part play, by far outshining the rest is the second scene. Four women sew away at an outfitters, where traditional and progressive minds exchange witty under-the-breath asides. The snideness draws constant laughter from the audience, but the scene is also heart-warming. Tolerance gives a voice to the marginalised, showing that those who are overlooked – for being plain, Jewish, or from the ‘poor’ side of town – can also be complex, interesting characters. The first and third scenes felt a bit stagnant, but polishing them would immediately make this show outstanding. Extolling friendship in a time of war’s increasingly sinister, destructive presence, this is a very promising play.

Paradise In The Vault, until 26 Aug, 3.55pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Kyung Oh]