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Hôtel De L’Avenir (Created / Directed By Alexis Macnab)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2011

“The entire city is like a blank piece of paper.” Movement, music, art and storytelling combine in the dreamlike world of ‘Hôtel de l’Avenir’. Macnab plays all six of the quirky main characters with great panache; she’s a ‘cant-take-your-eyes off her’ kind of actress. Singer and accordionist, Josephine of Café Josephine is particularly charming. There doesn’t seem to be much of a plot as such but this is part of the appeal, and the shadow-puppetry is mesmerising, with biscuits, boats, balloons, dogs and ghosts soaring above the breathtaking Paris skyline. Maybe I’m just an old romantic, but I was swept off my feet by the beauty and very French kind of nostalgia of this wonderful production.

Venue 13, Aug 5 -20 (not 8, 15, 16), £5.00 – £8.00, fpp269.
tw rating 4/5