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Pirate Gran (Scamp Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 24 August 2014

‘Pirate Gran’ is based on the children’s books of the same name, and this is a very bright and bubbly adaptation, though ultimately it doesn’t feel as though there is quite enough plot or narrative force to make it really memorable. It’s given life by a team of very able actors, whose great performances do credit to a highly polished and well designed production, while the interaction with the children and their carers works well, and there is lots to keep young minds engaged. Yet there were moments when the momentum dipped; the long sequence of events at the Pirate Games, for instance, ultimately dragged a bit. Still, they are a proven team, and this is as slick and professional a production as you would expect.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Caro Moses]