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Densetsu (Legend) (Senior Musical Theatre Company Hokkijuku [Japan])

By | Published on Saturday 31 August 2013

For their first Fringe, this troupe of more than fifty men and women prepared a series of sketches focusing on the topics of the likes of the art of ninjas, a Cinderella re-make, and my favourite: a geisha dance turn modern. But it soon became clear these are not professional performers: the director was always on the back reminding the actors of their lines, so it felt almost like a school play, where the pride of seeing your child on stage makes up for a lack of quality in the performance. In this case, the effort of the group was clear but not enough to keep you engaged or amused. I applaud the fact that this group overcame any obstacles to be here and hope their performance develops with time. Yet, their inexperience made it clear this is not a show worth paying for.

C, 25-26 Aug, 3.55pm.
tw rating 1/5 | [Natalia Equihua]