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Salt-Water Moon
by David French

The Times – One To See In London

★★★★★ Five Stars, London Theatre 1

★★★★ Four Stars, The Stage

★★★★ Four Stars, Daily Mail

★★★★ Four Stars, Spy in the Stalls

★★★★ Four Stars, London Theatre 1

★★★★ Four Stars, All That Dazzles

★★★★ Four Stars, North West End

★★★★ Four Stars, London Living Large

★★★★ Four Stars, Paul in London

★★★★ Four Stars, Theatre Weekly

Salt Water Moon, Finborough Theatre, Produced by Alex Critoph

Starring; Bryony Miller and Joseph Potter, Directed by Peter Kavanagh, Lighting by Neill Brinkworth, Designed by Mim Houghton, Stage Management by Martha Baldwin, Produced by Alex Critoph on behalf of Cumulus Productions London in association with Neil McPherson and Finborough Theatre. 

“You remembers only what you wants to remember, Jacob, and the rest you forgets. Like running off last August. Didn't have the courage to say goodbye, did you?”

It’s a splendid moon-filled night in Coley’s Point in 1926. Young Jacob Mercer has returned home to the tiny and remote Newfoundland fishing village, desperate to win back his former sweetheart, Mary Snow. 

But Mary has become engaged to wealthy Jerome McKenzie, and is still hurt and bewildered by Jacob’s abrupt departure for Toronto a year earlier. Even to speak to Jacob will put Mary’s wedding plans in jeopardy. Stubborn and independent, she is determined never to forgive Jacob…

A heartbreakingly romantic exploration of young love, set against the shores at the edge of the British Empire.

“Utterly convincing… Every pause, every icy glance is eloquent.” Clive Davis, The Times

★★★★★ “The play builds ever so slowly to a thrilling conclusion.” John Groves, London Theatre 1

★★★★ “A beautifully romantic piece of theatre.” Daz Gale, All That Dazzles

★★★★ “A lyrical love story.” Dave Fargnoli, The Stage

★★★★ “A sweet, fascinating love story.” Patrick Marmion, Daily Mail

Joseph Potter and Bryony Miller in Salt Water Moon, Finborough Theatre Produced by Alex Critoph
Joseph Potter and Bryony Miller in Salt Water Moon, Finborough Theatre Produced by Alex Critoph

Salt-Water Moon is published by Talon Books in a special edition for The Finborough Theatre. Purchase here.

Salt Water Moon by David French Playtext, Finborough Theatre 2023 Produced by Alex Critoph
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