Yours, Isabel (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Yours, Isabel

Strong script brings together romance and female independence

Set in1940s America and based on a real correspondence, this play subverts the classic war time romance of pining love letters to give an altogether more nuanced portrayal of the relationship between Isabel and her traditionally minded boyfriend Nick. Compelling performances and a script that makes up for in gusto what it loses in subtlety give voice to the progress of gender equality through Isabel’s personal struggle for independence.

Paradise in The Vault, 510 0022, until 29 Aug, 4.30pm, £5 (£4).

Yours, Isabel

  • 3 stars

A world at war. A woman left behind. Inspired by letters written by Isabel McMeniman to her husband Nicholas D’Angelo, Yours, Isabel tells the story of World War II from the perspective of one young woman left at home. Isabel is a feisty, independent minded young woman who finds herself falling in love with a young…

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