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Four Walls (EUTC)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

Sometimes it can feel as if houses have a life of their own; and this is certainly true in James Beagon’s ‘Four Walls’. At once a joyously childish and gravely mature play, it follows a young girl who discovers her household furniture is alive. What starts out as a fun adventure slowly becomes a darker and more complex issue, something that is handled with great sensitivity by the cast. It’s a little hard to pinpoint the target audience as it is sometimes too complex for children and a little immature for adults. But despite this, there are moments of fun appropriate for any age group, and the play is sweetly quirky and thoroughly imaginative.

Bedlam Theatre, until 24 Aug (not 11, 18), 1.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Melissa Steel]