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Cardiff-based film, theatre and gig reviews, cultural ramblings, whingeing, short films, etc.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

"Say It With Flowers"

My latest assignment for the British Theatre Guide is a review of “Say It With Flowers” at Sherman Cymru; a biographical drama with music starring Ruth Madoc, based on the tempestuous life of Welsh-born singer Dorothy Squires. There were some spectacular moments, and lovely performances, especially from Lynn Hunter and musical theatre actress Gillian Kirkpatrick; but it was let down by some soapy dialogue. Which, of course, doesn’t mean it won’t be the “bums-on-seats” success the Sherman needs…

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