ED2014 4/5 Reviews ED2014 Children's Shows Reviews

Jungle Bungle (No Mates Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

This show took me by surprise, because at the start I thought we’d struggle (well, the child would struggle) to stay engaged; it was not that easy for everyone to see what was going on because it was performed on the same level as the audience, plus, the initial interplay and first song or two felt a bit slow. Once this production got going, however, it was engaging and funny, and the two performers, one of whom is gifted with a many-colourful-character-filled role to exploit, move the action along with aplomb. Meanwhile, the young members of the crowd who got involved, dancing and conga-ing were clearly thrilled to participate. I still think it needs a slightly stronger start, but this is a very strong show overall.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 15 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Caro Moses]