In Flame
by Charlotte Jones
7th - 15th May 2004
~ Directed by Paul Morton ~

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London 2000: 36 year-old Alex has it all - good looks, a great job and loyal friends. But she also has a neurotic flatmate, a mother who doesn't know who she is, and a married lover who deals in futures but will only live in the present. Yorkshire 1908: Alex's ancestors, naive Clara and her passionate sister Livvy, escape the surveillance of their bible-thumping grandmother and fall under the spell of an itinerant heartbreaker.

Hearts catch flame as family stories and secrets merge, and past and present collide. And we see a contrast between a world in which women had few choices and one in which they have too many.

Cast
Karen JanesAlex
Julia BranniganLivvy
Jackie LawnAnnie
Pippa MOrtonClara
Ian HoughtonMatt
Mark JamesJames
Jackie LawnGramma
Pippa MortonClootie
Ian HoughtonFrank
Mark JamesArthur
Crew
Betty JanesProduction Secretary
Claudia McKelveyStage Manager
Shelagh MaughanWardrobe
Louise KemplenProps
Diana WilkinsonPrompt
Christine McKinvenProps
Ken AllfordLights
John GallopLights
Tony MasonSound
Andy KirtleyDialect Coach
Madeline StollerChoreographer

Photos by Steve Beeston Photography
Review by John Davies