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Just So Stories (Red Table Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Invited into the snuggle pit from which to watch the shoe, the children are instantly the focus of this charming production of the Just So Stories. The ‘best beloved’ are treated to a selection of the famous stories in the original language which, far from alienating the young people, succeeds in creating a lyrically and visually beautiful piece. We enjoy various encounters with the king of crabs, a humongous blue whale and the elephant’s child, full of ‘satiable cursiosities.’ Some more imaginative costumes to complement the innovative props would have been a welcome addition but generally this show is a visual and aural delight. Catch it if you can.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug, times vary.
tw rating 4/5 | [Christie Rolley]