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The Tale Of The Dastardly Defrost (As Told By)

By | Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

I struggled initially with the concept of this show, the story of an assorted shelf’s worth of fridge-stored foodstuffs threatened with extinction via the medium of an unexpected defrost. I found myself wondering just how long these characters were destined to live in any case… surely digestion would be imminent…? But I am not a child, and perhaps children don’t overthink these things; this pint sized audience certainly seemed engaged by the company’s committed and sprightly performances, giving their full attention, for the most part, to a hysterical can of whip cream, a very French bottle of champagne, a grumpy old Stilton and the romance being played out between chocolate and cheese. Not one for toddlers, this, but it should easily entertain your minus-9s.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Caro Moses]