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Ordinary Days (Susan Elkin reviews)

Ordinary Days, streaming via The Theatre Café website until 6 April 2021.

Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩

A revival of a 2007 show first developed at New York Theatre Barn, this is a warm and uplifting piece in the hands of Daniel Smith under whose direction it was filmed in Norfolk.

Yes, the title summarises the plot. Four very youngish, ordinary people live in, or have come to New York. Jason (Will Arundell) is in the process of moving in with his girlfriend, Claire (Nic Myers) but things are initially troubled. Deb (Bobbie Chambers), a student, loses her dissertation notes but they are found on the Subway by Warren (Joe Thompson-Oubari), a gay man looking for a purpose in life.

Of course there is an intersection, of sorts, between these two storylines and a memorable moment when the whole cast comes together in a quasi-operatic quartet.

I liked the use of sung soliloquy in which …

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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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