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The Duck Pond (withWings Theatre Company)

By | Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

‘The Duck Pond’ may sound like a cut price version of ‘Swan Lake’ indeed, the performers acknowledge this by making several jokes about not paying royalties – yet it is anything but. This production is a clever, playful retelling of the ‘Swan Lake’ story, which uses dance, physical theatre and intelligent comedy to convey the well known tale of love and tragedy. This is an immaculate piece; the only thing I can think of to compare it to is the perfect circus show. Not a toe is out of place, the timing is perfect, the audience participation is well considered, the acting is superb and, above all, despite the humour, it is still moving. In my opinion, flawless.

Bedlam Theatre, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Charlotte Taylor]