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The Dragon Who Hates Poetry (Dommy B / PBH Free Fringe)

By | Published on Friday 9 August 2013

Chaotic from the outset, poet Dommy B’s farcical fairytale adventure was exciting but a little befuddling. Beginning with a poem unrelated to the main narrative left many of the younger children confused, although the reference to “bottom burps” provoked sniggers from the older ones. The physicalisation of the dragon and the actions to an interactive poem were a particular highlight. The colourful cardboard cut outs used to tell the story were also a welcome addition. It’s just a shame that some of the best rhymes were lost, as Dommy B’s boundless enthusiasm sometimes impaired the clarity of his speech. He’s clearly a talented improviser, but this show does not always display Dommy B’s full talent, as the wild narrative and over the top speech take over.

Cafe Camino, until 24 Aug, 10.45 am.
tw rating 2/5 | [Christie Rolley]