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Pop-up! The Amazing Adventures Of Moo-Dong (Theatre Bom Korea)

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2011

Packed with music, dance, puppets and special effects, ‘Pop-up’ is a show that is Korean in all aspects, and I mean all. While the costumes, song and traditional dance numbers celebrate the East Asian culture laudably, the speech itself was also too often in Korean, making it unintelligible to a largely English-speaking audience at many points. When English translation was available, it was occasionally hampered by the overly enthusiastic cries of the lead actress. But given that speech is just an adornment for shows of this kind where physically enacted skits are the norm, the production does provide quality entertainment for young children. For anyone past the CBeebies stage of their life, the 55 minutes may prove longer than anticipated.

C, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15), 11.10am (12.05pm), £4.50 – £8.50, fpp27.
tw rating 3/5