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Old Money

March 6, 2013

I really like Sarah Wooley’s play “Old Money” at the Hampstead Theatre. A daughter/wife/mother played with such authenticity by Maureen Lipman is slowly finding herself after years of repression in her traditional roles. Tracy-Ann Oberman, Helen Ryan and Nadia Clifford all give great performances.

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My only criticism is the design which an audience member next to me said looked like what was left after a sale in a lighting shop. The idea was to illuminate each scene with a different light-shade which was lowered from the bank of lights hovering above the stage. Somehow it took away some of the realism in the play and reminded me that I was in a theatre.

 

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