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The Lottie Project

Date

17th April 2013

Society

Leeds Childrens Theatre

Venue

Carriageworks Theatre

Type of Production

Childrens's Play

Director

Jane Curtin and Alex Plygawko

Report

Author: A D Smith

What an unusual play - 2 different timescales - Victorian and present day, they bonded together very well. All the cast were well chosen, both young and old. The two main characters - Charlie and Lottie - showed the difference in eras - Lottie suitably Victorian, and in service, and Charlie in modern day school. Charlie gets upset when her mother loses her job and a new teacher, Miss Beckwith comes to her school. The teacher sets the pupils a project and Charlie decides to write a diary on the life of Lottie - a young Victorian Nursery Maid. Their lives have some interesting parallels which were well brought out. Well done Leeds Children’s Theatre - look forward to Pinocchio!