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After We Danced (NoLogoProductions)

By | Published on Sunday 23 August 2015

After We Danced

Fran (Rosie Bennett) and Finn (Samuel Freeman) meet in the wholesome, halcyon days of 1952. It’s summer on the English coast, the Ferris wheels are spinning, and the young’uns are smitten with each other. Good for them, but unfortunately it’s not so good for the rest of us. Writer-director Andy Moseley’s talky, saccharine love story plays out on a split stage, flipping between that blissful summer and Fran and Finn’s wedding – 60 years later. It’s all quite well-intentioned, but the reasons for the couple’s split and their eventual reunion are trite, the characters are underdeveloped and the performances wooden – and just steel yourself for the cringeworthy, last-minute turn towards soap opera.

theSpace on the Mile, until 22 Aug.
tw rating 1/5 | [Rebecca Jacobson]