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WALLIS – Upstairs at the Gatehouse

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Jonathan BazLeave a Comment

Jennifer Selway has written both play and lyrics for the occasional songs that break up the action. Selway’s script has rare moments of sage comment as well as levity but for the most part the dialogue serves as superficial narrative, rather than meaty drama. There’s little of the sort of wit that that made Julian Fellowes’ Downton Abbey scripts sparkle, whilst Selway’s songs, aspiring to emulate Noel Coward also fall short of the mark.