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Three To See 2011: Physical shows with a fairy tale theme

By | Published on Sunday 31 July 2011


ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three physical shows with a fairy tale theme at Fringe 2011.

The Old Woman Who Lived In A…
Strictly, I suppose this is more a nursery rhyme than a fairy tale, but never mind. This physical theatre piece sounds fun, examining what might have become of the Old Woman, and the children she whipped and starved. Set twenty years on, when the now-grown children are bent on revenge, it promises to be humorous and surreal.
theSpaces at Surgeons Hall, 15 – 27 Aug, 12.15pm (1.15pm), £5.00 – £8.50, fpp174.

Pinocchio: A Fantasy Of Pleasures (pictured)
You know what, this isn’t strictly a fairy tale, either, but you can see where I’m going with this, can’t you? This looks like it should appeal to all you arty types, but it should be fun for everyone else too: a very colourful production involving baroque, ballet, design and sound inspired by Commedia del’Arte and the work of Federico Fellini.
New Town Theatre, 4 – 28 Aug, 7.00pm (8.10pm), £12.00 – £14.00, fpp175.

The Prophecy
This really is a fairy tale. Well, okay, it’s not, but it’s got fairies in it. Actually, the company producing this actually use the word faerie, which is one of my favourite words, but I rarely use it in case people think I’m being a bit affected. But, that’s by the by; this is a dance piece set in 20s Edinburgh, and inspired by Yeats’ ‘The Changeling’.
C, 13 – 29 Aug, 12.05pm (12.55pm), £4.50 – £9.50, fpp175.

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