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The Adventure (Bad Physics / Mercury Colchester / Escalator East to Edinburgh / Richard Jordan)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

What is heartening about this show is how little Bad Physics have felt the need to play down to children: the building looks like a disused office and the plot isn’t all that far from a traditional crime thriller. The actors, as well, are competent in both their performance and management of the audience, and it all adds up to a great interactive play; one that’s only really suited to small audiences though, as with just twenty spectators it was hard to keep up the sense of urgency and excitement as it could take five minutes just to all get through a door way. However, this is a great show for introducing children to interactive theatre, a genuine slice of adventure to add to their Fringe experience.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug (not 5, 12, 19), 11.00am, 2.00pm, 5.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lizzie Milton]