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The Unforgettable Tale Of An Insignificant Circumstance (Kaboodle Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Parents don’t like to admit it but they dread the prospect of having to watch their little darlings in the Christmas school play. This is because watching small children run around “acting” is tedious and painful, however much you love them. Which is why it was a curious decision on the part of Kaboodle Theatre to try and attempt a pitch-perfect recreation of exactly that experience. I assume the director’s brief was: “Think hyperactive, extraordinarily annoying five-year-olds playing make-believe, complete with garbled fragments of stories they’ve been told and totally incomprehensible squeaks and wails.” If so, the cast should applaud themselves. They rose to the challenge wonderfully. One is only left wondering why they chose to.

Gryphon Venues at The Point Hotel, 8 – 13 Aug, 12.00pm (1.00pm), £4.00 – £8.00, fpp308.
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