ED2012 Theatre ED2012 Three To See ED2012 Week0 Edition

Three To See 2012: Myth and fable

By | Published on Wednesday 25 July 2012

The Girl With No Heart

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three shows from the Fringe’s theatre programme with a mythical theme.

The Girl With No Heart (pictured)
Producers Sparkle And Dark describe this as a “stark yet beautiful fable” which sees children inhabiting a world of paper, and trying to rebuild their city by folding paper bricks, one at a time. An examination of the hopelessness and senselessness of war, conveyed via puppetry, shadow play and music.
The Girl With No Heart, Bedlam Theatre, 3-25 Aug (not 13), 5.00pm, fpp281. www.sparkleanddark.com

Icarus: A Story Of Flight
Everyone knows the story of Icarus, yes? Well, it involves a bit of flying (as well as falling), so you’ll be pleased to hear that this production is the kind involving aerial circus type artistry, so this should add up to something pleasingly poetic as well as visually stunning. And this company definitely have form … our archives are packed with their 4/5 and 5/5 reviews.
Icarus: a Story Of Flight, C Venues – C eca, 1-27 Aug (not 13), 5.30pm, fpp286. www.backhandtheatre.com

“Eurydice always thought there would be more interesting people at her wedding. Plunged into the underworld on her big day, she must make the ultimate choice … but how can she when she can’t remember who she is?” UCLU Runaground present Sarah Ruhl’s take on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, incorporating physical theatre, puppetry and dance. We enjoyed their show ‘King Ubu’ a few years back, so we’re expecting this to be good too.
Eurydice, C Venues – C eca, 1-27 Aug (not 14), 3.20pm, fpp277. www.runagroundeurydice.tumblr.com