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Damsel in Success – Fairytales Retold (Not Cricket Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 12 August 2015

Damsels in Success

This engaging new children’s show retells Grimm’s fairy tales with a modern, feminist edge. Three siblings are read fairy tales, but one, Rose, is unsatisfied by the speechless damsels and re-imagines Grimm’s classic protagonists as empowered women. Golfo Migos portrays Rose’s playful, childlike curiosity pleasingly, and humour and physicality are used well, but the piece feels a bit wordy and fast-paced at times, leading to a slight information overload. The set is beautifully immersive; audiences are invited to sit on the floor of the bedroom to watch the piece, yet though this is apt for this production, it can become rather uncomfortable. However, the warmth of the cast and this involving setting leave children feeling at home and comfortable watching this well produced comedy.

C nova, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Withers]