Footprints Festival at Jermyn Street celebrates female empowerment
Barry McStay’s play Vespertilio, first staged at the Vault Festival in 2019, is a two-hander about bats, vampires, gay life, lies, and displacement.
Both Benedict Salter and Joshua Oakes-Rogers have created complex characters and handle the cut and thrust of Barry McStay’s dialogue with aplomb in Vespertilio.
Those who know Amy Johnson’s history well will be happy with Lone Flyer as a grippingly impressionistic portrait of a remarkable woman.
Not every performer is able to ascend these heady heights, but it gives me enormous pleasure to report that Josefina Gabrielle delivers one of those utterly transcendent moments with a nigh-on perfect interpretation of Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music at the Watermill.
The enchanted narrative of A Little Night Music sees the summer night famously smiling three times: once upon the young, again upon the foolish and finally, upon the old.