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Jack And Molly And The Beanstalk (C Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 12 August 2015

Jack Molly and the Beanstalk

Family fun with a good moral message, ‘Jack and Molly and the Beanstalk’ is a reworking of the classic tale ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Low-tech but high on charisma, the show’s cast engages its young audience from the second they walk in the door, frequently encouraging the children to get involved in what’s going on on-stage. Furthermore, the writer is to be commended for eschewing entirely the notion that all little girls want to be helpless princesses, and including the feisty character of Molly Whuppie, from the traditional Scottish fairytale, who shows girls that they can be anything they want to. While the show won’t be anything new to the younger viewers’ adult companions, it still has a lot to offer.

C, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Megan Wallace]