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Beulah (The Flanagan Collective In Association With C)

By | Published on Saturday 24 August 2013

Two whimsical men and a variety of instruments whisk us away to William Blake’s magical world between reality and dreams: Beulah. Jim Harbourne and Ed Wren are the narrators, puppeteers and soundscape of this story. They invite us in through folk song and then with simple yet effective puppetry they bring the story to life. This is a love story over time and Jim and Ed discuss the measurement of time, whether it’s in seconds or dreams or heartbeats. The songs, like lullabies are almost hypnotic and along with the puppetry and multimedia, transport the audience to this poetic dreamland.  Beulah, beautiful in all its simplicity, was a place I didn’t want to leave.

C, until 26 Aug, 1.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Samantha Strachan]