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Dangerous Daughters (Susan Elkin reviews)

Premiered in 2010 by the MTA’s inaugural intake, Dangerous Daughters (writer Nick Stimson, composed Annemarie Lewis Thomas) is a show which has matured and developed. And it’s both interesting – and a theatrical treat – to see it brought to life again, seven years on, by this year’s 19 graduates.

Stimson’s engaging narrative focuses on the Pankhurst family: Emmeline (Lydia Gardiner), her three daughters: Christabel (Georgina Young), Sylvia (Katy Southgate), Adela (Alex Mellors) and son Harry (Robbie Noonan). The wider political issues are explored via the family dynamic which is often pretty tense and tragic.

It’s an ideal show for a performing arts college with more female than male students because …

Read the rest of this review at Musical Theatre review http://musicaltheatrereview.com/musical-theatre-academy-dangerous-daughters/

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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