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The Princess And The Pea (Red Dragonfly Productions / Grist To The Mill)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

In this somewhat lumpish production, the cast take a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale and make it into something a little silly. Vaguely enjoyable at times, it comes across as an attempted replica of those classic Disney movies both adults and children love, but with none of the timeless charm. Some of the acting is slightly forced and the singing ranges from average to melodious. The live piano and flute do manage to create a bubbly feel and the vibrant costumes add a touch of endearment. But otherwise this is your conventional prince and princess story made pretty forgettable, with barely a giggle from the kids and sadly no smiles from those of us over ten.

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tw rating 2/5 | [Natasha Gartside]