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[The York Press Review] Martha, Josie And The Chinese Elvis, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

by Charles Hutchinson

If you missed Mark Babych’s version at Hull Truck Theatre in February 2016, Chinese Elvis is back in a Yorkshire building this spring.

As with Patrick Connellan’s design in Hull, Carla Goodman has constructed a domed bird’s cage for Charlotte Jones’s comical but poignant 1999 drama , wherein everyone is looking for an escape, or a flight of fancy, a transformation, in search of love and fulfilment.

Imagine a cross between Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Jim Cartwright’s The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, and you have the spirit of Martha, Josie And The Chinese Elvis…

Read more at The York Press

Image courtesy of The York Press/Tony Bartholomew

April 09, 2019

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