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Gabriel

Guernsey, 1943. A household of women – mother, daughter, daughter-in-law and housekeeper – each find ways to survive the war. Until the arrival of a mysterious man, with no memory of who he is. They name him Gabriel – but is he angel, demon, or just a man?

The atmosphere of the war and the further unsettledness caused by the arrival of Gabriel are skilfully captured in both script and acting. The small cast and one-setting play has a huge impact, and the performance was powerful and moving. An examination on what it means to be human, to be desperate, and to survive.

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, 11 April 2017
Rating: ★★★★★
Laura Fernandez-Kayne

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