"Another of my favourites was Hannah Williams Walton’s Memories of Loss, an intertwining tale of two stories of tragic loss and the histories behind the relationships. It was a quietly moving piece and given interesting direction by Ali Anderson-Dyer and it was something I felt that could be developed into something quite intriguing."
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"Memories of Loss by Hannah Williams Walton - Normally a collection of mother/daughter and brother/sister duologues about suicide and child abuse would fall squarely into the category of kitchen-sink "community theatre". However, the quality of the acting, especially from Rachel Seaton, Tessa Wood and Jairus Obayomi, meant that the stories were compelling and interesting, rather than cliched and boring. Consequently, instead of being weak, it was the strongest piece of the evening. (4/5)"
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"Memories of Loss, however, turned out to be the best crafted and most engaging of the lot... Exploring some uncomfortable truths connected to bereavement and loss, the play is a dialogue between two sets of family members; the deceased and the ones left behind. Staying well clear of the hagiography that usually characterises portrayals of dead family members, the writer, Hannah Williams Walton, creates three dimensional, flawed people whose lives and deaths are viewed with anger, resentment, guilt and sadness by their surviving kin."
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Memories of Loss - by Hannah Williams Walton
Riverside Studios 2011
Land of the Dead - by Neil LaBute
Old Red Lion 2013
Audience comments for the evening included
“A very engaging range of work…..the cast were faultless”
“This was a great debut show. An excellent standard of direction and acting”
“It was a fantastic evening of theatre, and gave a very full range of styles and subjects. We were taken from the heights of comedy and silliness to the very depths of tragedy and despair”