ED2013 3/5 Reviews ED2013 Theatre Reviews

Kind (Nominal Theatre Company)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

This newly written story feels fresh, despite its fairy tale elements. A young girl, oppressed by her stepfather, falls for a boy she meets in secret. Into the dense material of the play, the boy weaves myths about the birds that inhabit their island, while implications of a darker meaning and poetic imagery added another dimension throughout. Puppetry and clever use of props make the piece memorable, though transitions on the set were clumsy. The beautiful script was well deserving of the award it gained, but here it was acted blandly, with only the stepfather and midwife standing out as engaging and considered characters. Overall the work was sophisticated, incredibly charming and great for those looking for something a little unusual.

Zoo Southside, until 17 Aug, 10.20am.
tw rating 3/5 | [Eleanor Lang]