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Bits & Box (‘AndOn Theatre)

By | Published on Monday 11 August 2014

‘Bits & Box’ is an endearing show, even if it doesn’t know whether it wants to be a children’s show about being childish, or a grown-up show about no longer being a child. The central story, about facing adulthood and putting away childish things, is rather touching, but bores the little ones in the audience at times. Meanwhile, the mucking about with a cardboard box sections are inventive and fun, but not quite enough to sustain the children’s interest through the talking. If ‘AndOn Theatre had picked one age group to appeal to and stuck to it, this could have been a great wee show. As it stands, though, both halves are good but don’t quite work together.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 17 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Bell]