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Arty’s Ani-Magination (The Long Lane Theatre Company)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2022

You know when you’re wee and sometimes it all gets a bit much? Your elder sibling gets all ‘cool’ and doesn’t want to hang out with you anymore and you decide you like animals more than people and end up wishing you were one? Well, that’s what goes down here. Costumes, songs and amusing foolishness abound but, at the core, there’s a strong story, very nicely set up in the writing and entertainingly told, with lovely performances all round. Among the rats, monkeys, cats and snakes, the emotional core of the story is resolved affectingly, drawing a happily emotional tear from the eye of my trusty co-reviewer. A warm, fuzzy, funny feeling lingers long after a warm, fuzzy, funny show.

Assembly Roxy, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]