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The Unbirthday Party (Paperfinch Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 29 August 2015

The Unbirthday Party

This is a nicely interactive show for children of pre-school age, and perhaps a little older, which takes ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’ as its inspiration, though goes off at quite a tangent while imparting its message about being brave together. All your favourite characters are there – the March Hare, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Dormouse, etc – and are gathering for an unbirthday party. No-one has invited the Queen Of Hearts, however, and that way trouble lies. The company involve the children into the action by sitting them down to join in the tea-party, which is lovely, but the Queen Of Hearts is a bit scary, and there are times when the size of the cast causes some overly chaotic and noisy moments.

C, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 [Caro Moses]