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Big Red Bath (Full House Theatre with Half Moon / Escalator East To Edinburgh)

By | Published on Thursday 14 August 2014

‘Big Red Bath’ has a very simple concept: two children are having a bath, and things – a dog-shaped slipper, a rubber duck- come to life around them. There’s lots of singing and dancing and very little dialogue, making it perfectly suited to the festival’s youngest audiences. The actors play the animals with joy and humour, giving a real sense of character to each, but it’s the designer who really makes this show something special. Every detail is perfect, from the toilet seat turtle to the lion’s flannel mane, delighting the adults in the audience too. While maybe a little long for its target audience, this is a lovely introduction to the theatre, and to the magic that imagination can bring.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5