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Matilda And The Tales She Told (Tell Tale Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

Have you ever told a lie? Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Tales tells the story of Matilda, a girl with a wild imagination and a proclivity to tell tall tales. This York-based theatre group combine drama, musical numbers and clever props, with particularly good use of a picture-frame, to tell her story. Enthusiastically acted by the five cast members, this is a lovely family-friendly performance; the actors show great attention to detail in creating their characters, from their make-up to their mannerisms. As the token 1920s conservative couple, the aunt and uncle are very funny as perfect vehicles for adult friendly one-liners. With an audience of children, this cast would be in their element: Violin-playing, story-telling, dolly-dancing, lolly-licking family fun.

Udderbelly’s Pasture, Aug 3 – 28 (not 16), 12.15pm (1.15pm), £7.00 – £9.00, fpp279.
tw rating 4/5