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The Artisan (Cheeky Beggars / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

Brothers can be best friends or worst enemies. In ‘The Artisan’, it is a comical combination of the two. This incredibly resourceful cast of three tell the tales of two brothers and their adventures around the world and under the sea through storytelling, physical comedy and puppetry. The female cast member is extremely versatile as she plays all the extra roles—from Mother, to police officer, to love interest—using props simply, but to great effect. The puppetry works very well despite the performance not using ventriloquism, and it hardly impacts the driving force behind the play: the fantastic acting from the brothers. ‘The Artisan’ presents a believable love-hate relationship told with wonderful animation from beginning to end.

Sin Club and Lounge, 6 – 27 Aug (not 16, 23), 6.45pm (7.45pm), free, fpp40.
tw rating 4/5