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Baba Yaga (And The Girl With The Kind Heart) (Theatre Alba)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

Deep in Duddingston, a fabulous fairytale unfolds as we follow Anya on her quest to defeat the evil Baba Yaga. Promenading around the magical Manse Garden, this show uses its location brilliantly, with twisting paths, towering trees and Duddingston Loch all playing parts of the forest. Warm, funny animals befriend and aid our heroine as she confronts the delightfully scary and boo-able Baba Yaga. Helen Cunin, Annabel Logan and Frank Skelly also put in great performances in the supporting roles. Although slow to start and occasionally prone to losing audience members in the forest (one scene is almost over by the time the last of the audience arrives), this is an enchanting show. Well worth the trek to Duddingston.

Duddingston Kirk Manse Garden, 1 – 14 Aug, times vary, £5.00, fpp19.
tw rating 4/5