ED2013 5/5 Reviews ED2013 Theatre Reviews

If Room Enough (withWings)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

A joyful and exuberantly physical production of ‘The Tempest’. The first stage entrance is through a washing machine, and the rest of the play lives up to this unusual opening. On the “isle of noise”, Prospero uses his captive spirit Ariel to wreck his enemy Alonso’s ship, and ensure Alonso’s son’s marriage to Prospero’s daughter Miranda. The choreography beautifully conveys the dreamlike, surreal plot, and is accompanied by wonderful and catchy original live music. The talented young company has already won several awards with this show, and it is easy to see why. The performances are outstanding, and the set ingenious (especially the revolving beach hut). This sweet, funny show will sweep you off your feet.

Northern Stage at St Stephen’s, until 24 Aug (not 19), 2.40pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Isobel Steer]