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Human Child (Collapsing Horse)

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

‘Human Child’ is inspired by changeling myths – tales of fairy folk taking human children and leaving imposters behind in their place – and, against the backdrop of a cleverly used set, trots along at a highly stimulating speed. The cast are pretty much flawless, and multi-talented, playing instruments and their different roles with humour, humanity and skill, and the performance, in line with the script, is alternately gentle and fast paced; serious, yet full of humour. The tale we bear witness to has its moral, but it’s not preachy, and is easily related to by a broad age range. I was expecting it to be better suited to older children, but its vivacity also engages a younger audience, even if they don’t quite get the plot, giving this show a very much universal appeal.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Caro Moses]