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The Biggest Marionette Circus In The World (Theatre Klinika Lanek)

By | Published on Tuesday 25 August 2015

the biggest marionette

This is a children’s show which engages youngsters without patronising everyone else, and doesn’t try to improvise a hammy moral halfway through. There’s a classiness in operation here – I put it down to that Eastern European taste – and a sturdy, old-fashioned colour palette, too. Some top-hatted twin buffoons straight out of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ feature, alongside sad-eyed mimes in bowler hats – ever wondered what Charlie Chaplin manning a life-sized marionette giraffe would look like? Whilst it all feels a bit chaotic, what do the children care, when there are flying toothy fish? And steeple-high giraffes! ‘The Biggest Marionette Circus’ is a happy, haywire frolic – I’ve never had such fun in a church.

Momentum Venues @ St Stephens, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Sarah Murphy]