ED2011 4/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

The Firebird (Purves Puppets)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2011

From the moment the curtains draw back to reveal the beautiful set, the audience of ‘The Firebird’ are entranced. Wicked wizard Koschei, all serpentine movements and pantomime evil, provides a brilliant introduction to the skills of the Purves Puppeteers. As the adventures of Prince Ivan unfold, we are treated to humorous animals and precisely timed and special effects which make the audience of children and adults gasp in wonder. Although the younger audience members lose a little focus during the set changes – the show could do with something to keep us amused while the curtain is drawn – ‘The Firebird’ holds them in rapt attention the rest of the time. An hour and a half of delightful puppet theatre.

Fairmilehead Parish Church, 8 – 20 Aug (not 14), 2.00pm (3.30pm), £5.50 – £7.50, fpp262.
tw rating 4/5