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Read what others are saying about the performances you have seen. Our latest production of Saving Face has received many positive comments. Let us know what you thought or write a brief review. Simply click the button below and then complete all the fields in the form and submit it. Your review will appear on the page below.

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Rachel O'Leary

Great!

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Rachel O'Leary

What a great show! Subtle points stayed with me to think about – at the time I was too busy laughing and wondering what would happen next. The relationships protrayed were touching too – I welled up more than once. Really enjoyed the songs, which enhanced the themes of the writing.

Sharon Cass

Creative delight!

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Sharon Cass

Funny, poignant, dialogue that flows with original songs that naturally fit in. ‘Saving Face’ is a creative delight while addressing important issues around identity. The writing talent of Alison Parkes is worth a wider audience albeit the direction, production and acting by the Lavenham Players set a high bar.

Ruth Warwick

Such an interesting play

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Ruth Warwick

Utterly engaging and absorbing, entertaining and thought provoking. I hope there is opportunity to see further productions of Saving Face.

Ruth Mastenbroek

A triumph!

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Ruth Mastenbroek

Laughter and tears - what more do you want from an evening?! Tackling challenging themes of owning one's identity - and breasts! - with sensitivity and humour, this play was a triumph! Great acting and beautiful, poignant, or raucous songs brought each character to life, the ingenious set enhancing a brilliant production.

Liz Kuti

So impressed! Some truly touching moments.

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Liz Kuti

The duet between Derek and Marge, "Out of Love", brought tears to my eyes, and "Dream-maker" was beautiful. I loved how the script developed the theme of change and appearance and identity and the dilemma between moving on or holding onto the past... very fine work.

Jane Williams

A night to remember

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Jane Williams

An extremely well written play that combined humour and pathos very effectively. Well directed and performed; the cast were able to bring it to life and provide a really entertaining and thought provoking evening for the audience. The careful use of original songs supported the pace and helped to reinforce it's impact.
Thank you to all concerned for making this a night to remember.

Robert Duggan

Two women in thrall of 'powerful' men.

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Robert Duggan

A brilliant work from Alison Parkes. Two women, under the thumb of apparently powerful men whom we do not see, are driven through an arc that leads each to despair. Clever touches of comedy too, and songs that lift the drama to another level. Excellent cast, music and set.

Steve Desmond

There's a smile on my face!

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Steve Desmond

Absorbing story line, excellent acting, & the cherry on the cake was the songs, beautifully sung. Made my day!

Judy lewis

Amazing play!

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Judy lewis

So proud of my wonderful cousin Alison for writing this amazing play and the actors were brilliant as were the songs. This play needs to be seen in London!! Loved it 🥰

Chris Eames

Great performance

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Chris Eames

A really good production of this original play in our lovely Monks Eleigh village hall. The 3 actors did an amazing job. Looking forward to the next production.

Claire Weeks

A new play for everyone

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Claire Weeks

Saving Face, brilliantly performed, very well written, something in it for everyone to identify with.

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Marge on Tim

"I met Tim at that conference too. He seems to have been shadowing the whole of our marriage. It's just that  - I don't know - I feel as though I'm the one who's been changing in this marriage, and Derek, well, Derek's just stayed the same..."

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Nigel sings out

"The show must go on or so they say

It's all just theatre anyway

So let the music play

Let your worries fade

Let the sunshine in

Let the show begin."

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Pleasing Billy

"That's what you want, isn't it Billy?

Don't worry, I don't expect you to come in, I know you hate hospitals.

It's the smell of them, isn't it?

You do love me, Billy?

Don't you...?"