ED2011 5/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

The Girl With The Iron Claws (Wrong Crowd)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

Enchanting and eerie, this freshly-told fairy tale remains traditional enough to be comforting. A princess falls in love with a king in bear form (much in the vein of ‘The Princess And The Frog’), and faces down the Troll Queen to rescue him. The splendidly versatile four-person cast, augmented by portable puppets, excellently fuse drama, silhouette, and a smattering of song, but special mention must go to Laura Cairns, who withstands being upstaged by her own double in puppet form. Vocally and physically brilliant, the actors bring to life a bickering royal family, a trio of identical crones, and a quest that everyone in the audience can take to heart. Particularly recommended for girls who yearn to be princesses without a hint of pink.

Underbelly, 4 – 28 Aug, 1.35pm (2.35pm), £7.50 – £10.00, fpp266.
tw rating 5/5