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Review: Night Must Fall

Night Must Fall is a fabulous who done it, from the 1930s.

Mrs Bramson is a lady of higher standing. She runs her remote woodland house like clockwork and her staff all know that she is boss, constantly running errands for her and always being at her beck and call. But, when a woman goes missing from a nearby hotel, everyone is worried, especially Mrs Bramson…

That’s when Dan, a handsome young stranger arrives. And, soon he has found his way into the old woman’s affections, putting everyone at ease. However, Dan is not all he appears to be. He holds a dark, secret. But will his past catch up with him?

gwen-taylor-as-mrs-bramson-in-night-must-fall-credit-alastair-muir-2-k400And, with a murder on the loose, a decapitated body found in the rubbish pit and police everywhere, is anybody safe?

Written by Emlyn Williams, Night Must Fall is a psychological thriller full of tension and suspicion. It is very much a story of what goes on in a killer’s mind and how a relationship can evolve with a potential victim.
A strong cast brings the action to life. Gwen Taylor portrays Mrs Bramson with ease, and although the old lady is not really liked by the other characters, she really does warm to the audience.

Niamh Mcgrady plays Oliva, Mrs Bramson’s neice, with a very strong performance, as did Will Featherstone whose portrayal of Dan was spot on.

Overall this production of Night Must Fall is very good with some very strong acting and a fabulous set, however it could do with a little more drama and maybe a little more suspense.

Not quite edge-of-your-seat stuff but certainly a great night out at the theatre, (touring nationally) Night Must Fall is at the New Wolsey Theatre until Saturday 22nd October. Tickets are selling fast to book yours telephone the Box Office 01473 295900.

Review: Wendy Cook, Ipswich24 Magazine

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