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Andersen 2011 (Five One Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

Who doesn’t love fairy tales? Beautiful maidens, handsome knights and vile witches are all to be found in this enjoyable performance of Hans Christian Andersen’s most renowned tales. The five-member cast performed admirably, alternating between their numerous roles with ease. Although articulately delivered with the use of rhyming couplets, the play proved slightly austere in tone and lacking in humour. Additionally, the emphasis lied excessively on the verbose storytelling, and not as much on physical action; as a result, it perhaps did not do enough to appeal to the younger members of the audience. Despite being listed as a children’s show, this performance might appeal more to older fairytale enthusiasts, as it’s a great way to secretly reminisce about a childhood long-gone.

C eca, 3 – 29 Aug, 10.00am (11.00am), £4.50 – £8.50, fpp19.
tw rating 3/5