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The Sandman (Susan Elkin reviews)

The Sandman continues at the Southwark Playhouse, London until 29 June 2019. 

Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩

Part of the BRIT School, the Foundation Bridge Company works part-time with recent school leavers and gives them valuable professional experience.

The Sandman (music and lyrics by Harry Blake who also directs) is an engaging 80 minutes of musical theatre which makes imaginative use of an ensemble cast of 14.

Nat (Kira McGovern) is disturbed in her sleep by a monster – a sort of amalgam of every teenager’s fears, choreographed here, often diagonally to maximise the impact of the square performance space, by Jennifer Fletcher. It’s quite menacing at times.

McGovern is …

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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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