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Grendel (Voice Box Theatre Company)

By | Published on Tuesday 27 August 2013

The story of Beowulf’s fight with the monstrous Grendel is well known. Here, Voice box Theatre Company take this well-known and much loved tale and turn Grendel into more than just a monster. There are some very impressive gymnastic poses and balances in this piece, though I was perhaps expecting a little more story. The portrayal of Grendel as the victim is a wonderful idea, but they just don’t do all that much with it. The costumes give it quite a hippie feel, and there is a spectacular dragon puppet to look out for – indeed with all the screeching you cannot miss it! Visually this is a wonderful show, albeit one slightly lacking in content.

theSpace @ Venue45, until 24 Aug, 8.05pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jasmine Faller]