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The Night Dances review: Star Rampling shines with Plath and Britten

By Jane Coyle

Charlotte Rampling is one of the most charismatic actresses of her generation.

In this exciting show, on its UK and Ireland premiere before touring in 2015, she was backed by French-American cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton to highlight the work of the late poet Sylvia Plath and English composer Benjamin Britten.

Plath's moving word pictures and Britten's richly layered compositions are brought to conjoined life in this bewitching performance, with Rampling's beautifully articulated delivery dramatically counterpointed by Wieder-Atherton.

Rampling's intense, feline grace provoked a reverential silence and her interpretation of Plath's mighty poem Daddy was unforgettable.

Four stars

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