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The ’Ouses In Between – a Music Hall Memento, Dovercourt, Southsea
ANYONE visiting Southsea can’t help but be entranced by the architecture of Thomas Ellis Owen.
His properties today are some of the most coveted in the city of Portsmouth, and there is real cachet to be had from living in one of his Victorian villas.
To mark the 150th anniversary of the year of his death, The ’Ouses In Between is being performed at Dovercourt, Owen’s home and now the property of Portsmouth High School.
Making her directorial debut in her home city but drawing on her many years’ experience in the theatre , Emily Swain ensured a lively interpretation of the three-hander and she was blessed with a talented cast.
Patric Howe, Georgie Mac and Nathalie Gunn were full of energy and enthusiasm for the piece.
It takes a lot of nerve to perform in such a small space and the interaction with the audience was well judged and fun.
Writers Stuart Olesker and John Stanton have created a thoughtprovoking piece with a music hall flavour that makes you look beyond the architecturally pleasing facades to question the man and his motives.
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