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11 April 2007


‘No Shame, no fear’ - preview
No Shame No Fear: adapted by Charlie Gardner and Lisa Whelan from the book by Ann Turnbull

  • No Shame, No Fear, in play form, is an adaption of the novel of the same name by Ann Turnbull
  • It covers some early Quaker history through the eyes of a Quaker girl and a rich boy drawn to Quakerism
  • This play is situated in a seventy-seat theatre in the heart of London's West End and the design of the theatre lends itself well to the way the play draws the audience in, making them feel far closer to the stage
  • The scenery was simple, two low benches, a table, a shelf with a couple of books and a quill, and a box
  • These, along with very few props, gave a minimalist look to the production, well suiting early Quaker simplicity
  • The lighting and atmosphere were warm and comfortable, with an effective although simple set, and live cello music opened the play as the theatre filled up

  • Miranda Chadkirk, Luton & Leighton MM

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    Clare, 30 April
    This is because we were a bit slow to print Miranda's review, so it was over by the time it went in. For reference, it was at the Jermyn Theatre in London.

    Ian Waller, 30 April
    I could not understand why in her review of "No Shame, No Fear" (13 April) Miranda Chadkirk was not prepared to divulge the name of the theatre where it is being produced, thus making it more difficult for us to share her experience!

    Ian Waller
    also Luton & Leighton MM


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