Theatre review: I’ll Be Seeing You
Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: I’ll Be Seeing You at Paradise in the Vaults (Venue 29), reviewed by Matt Trueman
Sirens wail and wireless radios tinkle in three makeshift air raid shelters around the Cambridge of the Second World War. Rachel Jarmy’s triptych of simultaneous scenes focuses on a Jewish family – immigrants from Poland – who have been split up around town as a lost German bomber flies overhead.
The play serves as a useful reminder that Britain wasn’t all tolerance and light at the time, but it’s done so quaintly that it almost tips into parody. Nonetheless, a touching performance from Matt Jarvis in the final act comes to the rescue.
MORE INFO: I’ll Be Seeing You is at Paradise in the Vaults
Originally published in The Scotsman