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WHAT THE PAPERS SAY!Into the Breach
Dick Shurey of the Stratford Herald wrote:
Mark Carey honed his immense dramatic talents by writing and acting in his own one man play.
Set during the last years of world war two what a tour de force Into the breach turned out to be.
The whole play was a delight.
Mark showed his undoubted acting skills in his portrayal of such diverse characters as the country yokel, the flustered vicar, Winston Churchill, the prim spinster and the frustrated Major.
For me the highlight was the beautifully spoken St Crispins day speech.
Into the breach was a lovely and very humorous play that fully merited the standing ovation.

Sandy Holt writes in The Stratford Herald February 13th 2014 -

"Into a thousand parts divide one man!" - this could describe Mark Careys' one man show.

The show focuses on Shakespeares' Henry V but revolves around George Crocker an amateur actor whose ambition is to play Mother Goose. This may seem a light folly but this play written, directed and acted by Carey, is full of  substance.

Carey knows his Shakespeare. The clever script is full of references to  the Bard. We see themes of war, death, love, power, comedy and tragedy and an acute observation of character.

Carey neatly ties in his own family story, mainly his grandfathers'  experiences and the colourful characters he met.

This year being the 100th anniversary of the first world war, the play  seems even more poignant but the magic of the show is how Carey pitches it. Set in a Devonshire village, the simple set allows the actor to pop behind a screen
to transform his character.

What is remarkable is that despite being played by the same person, each character takes on his or her own identity in a thoroughly believable way.

Carey certainly has talent. This show will make you laugh, cry and enjoy a debate on Shakespeare.

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