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Brush (Haddangse – Korea)

By | Published on Tuesday 5 August 2014

A Korean folk tale (performed mostly in Korean) about a boy’s quest with his grandmother to make his mother give him a baby brother doesn’t necessarily sound like a great basis for a kid’s show, but somehow it works. Fusing calligraphic drawing, dance, physical comedy and a dash of Korean innuendo (I think), ‘Brush’ had the audience giggling, gasping and cowering in just the right amounts. The cast are emotive and acrobatic actors but, while they are undoubtedly also skilled at painting, some of the drawing sections are a little too long. Overall though, ‘Brush’ was engaging, amusing and visually interesting. Despite the language barrier, it was clear enough that my four year old son understood what was going on.

C, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Bell]