Some reviews of various productions and things I've been involved inover the last few years
AN HONEST GENTLEMAN
by STUFF OF DREAMS THEATRE COMPANY Spring 2019
"Stuff of Dreams writer and director Cordelia Spence has teamed up with folk musician Tim Lane to bring this swashbuckling story to life through compulsive and at times amusing drama and song. Superbly written and performed, this is the best new production that I’ve seen this year." Ipswich24
"Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company have created a brand new piece of theatre that combines a swashbuckling adventure with an engaging romance, all presented with great pace and energy and a minimum of stage clutter and accessory. The music from Tim Lane is charming and evokes the realities of life in the Eighteenth Century when the tale is set." Julian Swainson, Norwich Eye
"Tim Lane's music and songs are beautifully atmospheric, creating a real link to the past and present, providing a pathos alongside the story telling that is a highlight of this enjoyable production." Andrew Clarke, East Anglian Daily Times
"Tim’s music, entirely unplugged, is a key feature in the show’s success. The catchy songs, folk-inspired, tell the story and present the characters. They’re toe-tapping, authentic, and sung with gusto and fine harmonies. The Deadly Nevergreen and Run Like The Fox are particularly memorable." Michael Gray, The Reviews Hub
AT THE TURNING OF THE TIDE
by CRUDE APACHE THEATRE COMPANY summer 2018
"This play gives a remarkable insight into the lives of the families that lived and worked on the wherries and is great fun to watch. I saw the play in the beautiful setting of Cow Tower by the River Wensum in Norwich, where in days past we might have seen the wherries heading up to the navigation limit of New Mills Yard bringing goods to and from the heart of the city."
Julian Swainson, Norwich Eye
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by STUFF OF DREAMS THEATRE COMPANY summer 2018
"Lane’s songs, with his own acoustic guitar accompaniment, have a genuinely folk-song quality; “Fairy friends” and “What a night, what a revel” are real foot-tapping numbers, following out of the situations at particular points and not merely superimposed on them. Cordelia Spence’s direction allows space for our imaginations to work and is never fortuitously busy."
Anne At The Theatre