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Review: Death and the Maiden at Wells Maltings

PUBLISHED: 09:00 20 May 2019

Death and the Maiden at the Wells Maltings. Picture: Kellie Colby

Death and the Maiden at the Wells Maltings. Picture: Kellie Colby

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Professional touring company Baroque Theatre revisited their Norfolk roots on Friday night performing Ariel Dorfman’s award-winning thriller ‘Death and the Maiden’ at Wells Maltings.

Artistic Director Adam Morley treated the audience to a rigorous display of trust, doubt, and the corrosiveness of revenge. A brutal past event and its echoing persistence was dissected with intensity and style by director Sarah Gain; and the impressive cast of Andrew Fettes (Gerardo Escobar), Keith Hill (Roberto Miranda) and Claire Bibby (Paulina Salas) all convinced in their respective parts. The naturalness and rhythm of dialogue particularly impressive.

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A relaxed beach house set, featuring a verdant veranda, was complimented with a soothing ocean soundtrack which built in intensity to match the on-stage tension, becoming almost oppressive at times.

The audience in the beautifully refurbished Wells Maltings enjoyed the play enormously, responding with enthusiasm at the curtain call; and were left with much to ponder over the coming days.

Audiences will have a second chance to see this show later this year when Baroque Theatre's national tour returns to Norfolk at The Garage Theatre in Norwich on July 5.


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