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A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings (Dan Colley And Riverbank Arts Centre)

By | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2022

“Was that really a children’s show, daddy?”, was the question asked as we left this atmospheric and enchanting show. It was a fair one to ask about the Gabriel Garcia Marquez adaptation I’d made my trusty co-reviewer come and see. Edfringe has it down for five plus. Unless you consider yours particularly precocious, not so much. It’s eight plus on the producers’ website, which is more like it. More importantly, was it a good show? Hell, yes (we were strongly agreed on this point). The timing, tone and charisma of the performers was superb, the beautifully intricate stage-craft, with effective use of models and soundscapes generated a slight Guillermo Del Toro vibe with wonderful humour, darkness and charm (for kids: mostly, but not only…)

Summerhall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]