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Camden Fringe: The Collector, Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013John FowlesAdapted for stage by Mark HealyPresented by Peppered Wit productions★★★★ Pros: Compelling, well-acted piece which really made me think. Cons: Some of the more serious action doesn’t necessarily lend itself to being acted naturalistically. Our Verdict: Chilling and thought-provoking. Well worth seeing. Courtesy of Peppered Wit Productions It’s been while since I have been to the theatre and come away genuinely not knowing what to think. The issues explored in this updated version of ...

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The Collector, St Peter’s Church (site-specific)

Adaptation by Mark Healy Directed by Theo Herghekegiu ★★★★ Pros: Well adapted, intense play set in a magnificent theatre space. Cons: The dark nature of this script will inevitably unnerve some audience members. Some of the acting felt a bit overly dramatic at times. Our Verdict: A daring adaptation of this classic psychological thriller with some very good use of visuals. Elicits strong reactions from its audience. Courtesy of Notting Hill Mayfest website Admittedly, going to see The Collector was never going ...

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