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The Magic Quest (Theatre Alba)

By | Published on Monday 11 August 2014

Ye always ken weel whit yer gonnae git wi Theatre Alba’s shaw fur weans. Alricht actin’, bonnie environs in the shape o’ Duddingston Kirk Manse gairdens an’ some sort o’ theme. This year, it’s Scots (apologies to those who actually speak it for those last two sentences), a quest to find a “draigon” and an environmental message. ‘The Magic Quest’ is honest, wholesome family fun lots of singing and hammy acting even if the Scots does get in the way at times. Exploring the gardens is fun, but stops the play from really getting a rhythm going, meaning it never fully transports us. Dinnae fash yerseel aboot that, though, awa’ an’ enjoy the weans haein fun.

Duddingston Kirk Manse Gardens, until 10 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Bell]