ED2013 3/5 Reviews ED2013 Theatre Reviews

Captain Gingerbeard (David Burke)

By | Published on Monday 5 August 2013

This is stand up comedian and Fringe regular David Burke’s first foray into storytelling for children. It’s listed under theatre in the programme, because of its experimental nature, but Burke hopes his new material will be able to find a younger audience. Thankfully he has plenty to offer and makes use of it imaginatively. Perhaps most interesting is his idea of making the history of the potato famine and emigration accessible and entertaining for children, though the feeling, in a lively discussion at the end between Burke and the audience, was that the presentation was slightly too demanding for a child’s concentration. Burke has plans to use the idea for a children’s book, so keep an eye out.

Laughing horse@ The Counting House, until Aug 25 (not 7), 2.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Michael Black]