The Yellow Wallpaper (2 stars)


This article is from 2009.

Enthusiastic production of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s early feminist Gothic story that never quite coheres. A brilliant, sensual central performance by Helen Foster as the creative woman trapped by Victorian gender mores is not enough to paper over patchy direction and a constricting, odd script where the necessary sense of impending menace doesn’t quite build successfully.

CSoco, 0845 260 1000, until 31 Aug (not 17), 11.40am, £7.50–£9.50 (£6.50–£8.50).

This article is from 2009.

Yellow Wallpaper

  • 2 stars

Gently-terrifying Gothic horror. Good intentions and oppressive love almost ruin Charlotte. Her prison could become her sanctuary when she discovers the secrets of the yellow wallpaper.


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