We are thrown in to an emotional battleground with ‘The Picture House’, a musical set in the Second World War featuring brilliant costume, hair and make-up, all of which generate a tangible sense of authenticity. The story is centred around an old picture house – a young couple buy it but they are soon separated by the war – which provides the basis for an exploration of the sounds of the time. The brilliant actors would be well suited to a West-End spot in London; their voices are outstanding and never falter, and their acting is of a similar standard. We relate to the actors losing their sons, husbands and lovers to the war, whether it be for a short time or forever. There is absolutely nothing bad to say about this play, except the fact that it had to end.
theSpace on Northbridge, 1-18 Aug , 6.20pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Rachel Campbell]