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The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Paper Finch Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 2 August 2013

Bittersweet is the best word to describe this show. It’s definitely not for children too young for a bit of heartbreak, but with its sharp wit and good music, it is also full of joy. From the Pratchett-esque sewer rats to the Napoleon-obsessed Jack-in-the-box, each character has its own unique charm and on the whole they are well performed. There were a few issues with projection and enunciation, and some monologues lacked energy, but this can hopefully be put down to preview nerves. The troupe show an imaginative approach to storytelling which, minus a bit of clumsy choreography with their paper ballerina, is effective. With a bit more gusto next time round, this should grow into a charming show.

C, until 26 Aug (not 12), 11.00am.
tw rating 3/5 | [Lizzie Milton]