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Fires Our Shoes Have Made (Pound Of Flesh)

By | Published on Sunday 18 August 2019

Part rap, song and spoken word – watching this show felt like seeing fantastic gig-theatre such as ‘Electrolyte’ in its first stages of development. Following two young siblings as they run away from home in London and exploring knife crime, loss and trauma, the show was full of both energy and touching moments. The performances were excellent, the music toe-tappingly good and the script was genius, using the imagination of children to create a gripping fairytale-like adventure with moments of vivid imagery. It’s extraordinary as it is, but I would love to see this piece move on and become even bigger and better: to include more of the fantastic music, a full band, and be staged in a more immersive theatre space. 

C aquila, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Izzy Cutler]