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Mildred In The Midnight City (HookHitch Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

A surprisingly large cast created a gentle and atmospheric children’s show with this story of an ordinary woman who does some extraordinary things to put things right in a world gone wrong. The tale is rendered via some nicely orchestrated puppetry and shadow puppetry, and there’s a warm, sweet, dream-like quality to the performance. I can’t help thinking that this will play better with a slightly older audience; I think younger children might find the plot a little hard to follow in places, and the understated nature of the performance might prove not-quite-stimulating enough for some. That said, there were toddlers in the audience who seemed quiet and happy; so whether or not it’s suitable for your child is possibly a question of personality. One for kids who can sit still!

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Caro Moses]