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This Was The World And I Was King (Hookhitch Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 3 August 2013

Awash with the exuberance of childhood imagination, Hookhitch Theatre’s tale of love, loss and pain is a triumph of originality. Accompanied by hauntingly beautiful music, audiences are introduced to Lilly, Alexander and Evelyn and the magical world of their Father’s stories. When wartime comes both the invented lives and the children’s reality become more dramatic, as they attempt to hold on the innocence and excitement of childhood. Enchanting at every turn, this production displays the best of devised theatre. The sense of cohesiveness displayed by the company means it would be impossible to single out any one strong performer though the original songs of George Jennings take this piece from great to outstanding. An absolute delight – go see!

C nova, until 26 Aug (not 13),  4.15pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Christie Rolley]