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Howling Moon (Flyaway Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

Fairytales grow up – they grow deeper, darker and stronger. Our heroine is no longer a scared little girl but a stoic woman who insists she is neither lost nor tired. Maggie, part realist, part sleeping child, is woken by a spellbinding fox, surrounded by weeping trees and mocked by a trio of birds. A dreamlike world is created under Soco’s flaky ceiling by an earnest cast who take the idea of physical theatre and use it tastefully, and not so much that it should scare away fans of traditional theatre. Seated on camping chairs, we are taken through the forest and into the sky, through suffering and away from the howls of the wolf. Strange and beautiful, touching and magical.

C soco, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15, 22), 2:00pm (3:15pm), £6.50 – £9.50, fpp269.
tw rating 4/5