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Under a Dancing Star

In this effervescent retelling of Much Ado About Nothing set in 1930s Italy, Bea embarks on a summer fling with an obnoxious but handsome painter.

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Review of ‘Under a Dancing Star’

In 1930s England, Bea’s parents are determined that she should become a proper lady, but she’d rather be studying insects. So when she mortifies her parents yet again (in a dinner scene that involves a discussion of the mating habits of glowworms, the local vicar and the word fecundity), they send her to Italy so her…

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