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Knight Of The Box Near The Station (Dan Cardwell / Free Festival)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

This original tale of a weary office worker finding adventure and romance in the unlikeliest of places has potential—suspenseful, comical, and sweet in turn. However, Dan Cardwell gets in the way of his own writing by delivering the material clumsily, exuding a weariness that encourages the audience to share the sentiment and grow tired with the story. The details of the endearing quest are lost in the muddle, as several key plot points remain vague and unexplained. The visual materials add little to the story, though the audio narration that complements Cardwell’s storytelling does set a mysterious atmosphere befitting the fantastical tale. The fairytale reaches its happy ending, but the promising material never rises to its potential.

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, until 25 Aug, 12.00pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Elaine Teng]