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Revolting Rhymes (Howes You Doing)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2011

What do you need for an excellent fairytale? Glass slippers? Big bad wolf? Just two men, a bit of imagination, and a versatile chair as it turns out – at least in this lively rendition of some of Roald Dahl’s best-loved Rhymes. The absence of anything resembling a prop was used to great comic effect, and seeing the two actors manically multi-tasking as a handful of characters each sent children and adults alike into fits of giggles. Although the constant asides between themselves and the audience meant the Rhymes were steam-rolled over at times, this off-tangent banter was so funny, and so consistent with the spirit of Dahl’s quirky tales, that it didn’t matter in the slightest.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug, 12.30pm (1.30pm), £6.00 – £8.00, fpp28.
tw rating 4/5