ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Colour Me Happy (Group 13)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

This charming show brims with evocative details, inviting us on a nostalgic and poignant trip to the 1990s. During a slow start, three smiling actresses lovingly unpack what would seem to be my – and indeed a large portion of the audience’s – bubble-wrapped childhood. Clearly the result of hard work, the piece could nonetheless benefit from streamlining – ingenious handmade props fill the stage, creatively implemented but fiddly and occasionally threatening to slow the action. Enchanting sprinkles of text gathered from a variety of sources remain sparse, leaving awkward silences despite an excellent original score. Though I was tickled rather than thrilled by this meander down memory lane, credit goes to the talented young performers for their affection and commitment.

Zoo, 5 – 27 Aug (not 15, 22) 5.10pm (6.10pm), £5.00 – £8.00, fpp251.
tw rating 3/5