ED2011 5/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Little Matter (River People)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

What could you become? What might you have been? This enchanting puppet show seeks to explore the nature of potential and the possibility of second chances through the medium of live music, puppetry, and storytelling. The story is original and is lent a sufficiently epic, mythic quality – so much so that it feels as though it’s been told around campfires, under open stars for millennia. Despite its charming exterior, the show is suffused with grace notes of despair and ambiguity; this is a surprisingly adult fairy-tale. A delicious, dark chocolate of a show; ‘Little Matter’ beguiles its audience with a mixture of whimsical humour and charming melancholy, and, with its skilful execution, more than realises its potential.

Bedlam Chambers, 8 – 28 Aug, 7.00pm (8.30pm) / 1.00pm (2.30pm), £8.00 – £9.00, fpp277.
tw rating 5/5