Press Reviews in for CORAM BOY with JEWELLE HUTCHINSON at Chichester Festival Theatre

A scene from Coram Boy at Chichester Festival Theatre

Press reviews are in for Jewelle Hutchin in Coram Boy at Chichester Festival Theatre

“Angels and abandoned children, glorious music and murder most foul whirl through this enthralling, moving and richly colourful tale of 18th century England.

At Gloucester Cathedral, Alexander Ashbrook, heir to an aristocratic estate, has his heart set on becoming a composer; but his stern father refuses to listen and despite his love for the beautiful Melissa, flight seems his only option. Far darker conflicts are at play for Meshak, son of the brutal Otis Gardiner who preys on young unmarried mothers – promising to deliver their babies to Coram’s new Foundling Hospital but instead meting out a terrible fate.

Their stories entwine eight years later in London, where two Coram orphans, Toby and Aaron, find themselves on parallel adventures, and the great Handel is at work on a new score, Messiah, embodying the hope of love and salvation over evil.”

The Telegraph – 4 Stars out of 5

WhatsOnStage – 3 Stars out of 5 – “beautifully played by Jewelle Hutchinson”

Showing until the 15th June

More info and tickets here

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