- Siân Hickson
- 14 August 2010
This article is from 2010.
Atmospheric as a whole, but the script lacks polish
This tale of a Sudanese girl forced into an arranged marriage in the wake of colonial independence sadly fails to sparkle. The plot is unnecessarily and clunkingly intercut with a rushed account of her uncle’s fatal foray into 1920s London, which is patchy and lacks proper characterisation. It’s atmospheric as a whole, but the script lacks polish: they’d have been better sticking to the far more compelling main narrative. Some talented performers here, but ultimately not enough to salvage a woolly and half-baked story.
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