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Blub Blub (Trunk Theatre Project)

By | Published on Thursday 10 August 2023

Two philosophical fish discuss their situation in a show which gives a new meaning to the fourth wall. Loosely a commentary on the human situation, each fish has a different perspective on their confined quarters and how to live with or escape from it. They quarrel and make up, share their hopes and fears, and fall in love. There’s plenty of fishy dialogue but this piece has a wide repertoire, with good music movement, dance, clowning, puppetry and mime. All of which is accompanied by clever sound effects, and indeed the musicians and technicians are very much part of the show. Suited to children as well as adults, there is plenty to smile at in this inventive and charming show.

Summerhall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Alan Cranston]