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Titfield Thunderbolt – reviews

Titfield DayThe Fine Times Recorder writes that:

As always with Studio Theatre productions, enormous care is taken with period props, proper accents and costume, transporting the audience right into the time when the play is set.

It’s hard to imagine that a professional company could do it better.

Click on The Titfield Thunderbolt at Studio Theatre Salisbury | Fine Times Recorder to read the full review.

Morwenna Blake of the Salisbury Journal writes that:

The Titfield Thunderbolt follows a rag-tag group of villagers who when faced with the closure of their village branch line decide to run it themselves – to the disgust of the local bus operator.

All sorts of underhand shenanigans result as the train crew try to get their licence and the bus driver does all he can to derail their efforts (sometimes literally).

Lesley Bates, Alistair Faulkner, David Taylor, Roger Street, Emma Young and Stew Taylor play their parts with skill and relish, and George Cotterill is marvellously pedantic as the town clerk (“She’s a local government official, Sam, not a woman of action”).

The beautiful set is something that has to be seen to be fully appreciated and would be a fantastic achievement for a professional group let alone an amateur one.

The Titfield Thunderbolt is a well chosen work for Studio.

It suits their style and the actors are obviously enjoying every word of a beautifully written script.

This is gentle but still laugh-out-loud humour that leaves you feeling proud to be British and ready to join Lady Chesterford to “save the countryside for everyone – except poachers. And ramblers, of course”.

The full review is at REVIEW: The Titfield Thunderbolt From Salisbury Journal


This entry was posted on May 15, 2014 by in Reviews.
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