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The Lost Letters (Newbury Youth Theatre) 

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2022

‘The Lost Letters’ sees Newbury Youth Theatre take on the mammoth task of exploring the complexity of communication through the diminishing art of letter writing. Following multiple narrative strands, the performance touches on current themes of isolation, destruction and heartache. The concept is clever; exposing societal principles and morals, which, like letter writing, is losing prevalence. However, the lack of clear direction and the over complicated storyline often makes it difficult to follow. Musical interludes are a highlight of the production, revealing both the vocal and instrumental skill of the young performers, and the cast of sixteen show promise in their acting abilities, performing with enthusiasm and energy. Unfortunately, the convoluted narrative means the potential of the cast is sadly not really met.

Quaker Meeting House, until 13 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Haddi Conant]