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Constance & Sinestra (Action To The Word in association with C Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

This new musical from Action To The Word is a rather delightful Gothic oddity, a mixture of Hansel and Gretel and a PG Sweeney Todd. Two sisters live in a macabre house, mourning the death of their mother. Constance attempts to keep their spirits up, while Sinestra collects the screams of those who look upon her. Their father amuses himself with endless taxidermy as a Mr and Mrs Van de Scab stalk the stage, offering sweets. The script is tight and the songs are even better, sometimes haunting and at other times jaunty and sweetly delivered. Those who dislike Tim Burton would not be advised to make this their first choice – everyone else will enjoy an exquisitely creepy time.

C Soco, 3 – 29 Aug (not 16), 3.35pm (4.25pm), £5.50 – £10.50, fpp225.
tw rating 4/5