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Grimm Tales (Grey Dog Theatre Company)

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2019

‘Grimm Tales’ is an amalgamation of several Grimm fairytales, brought to life through physical theatre, puppetry, and song. The individual stories themselves are well structured, yet the overall framework is somewhat unclear and confusing. Equally, the reasons behind the themes and costume choices was poorly communicated, though the overall aesthetic of the show was interesting, with suitcases full of props being flung through the air at various points. The show was also not helped by the attempts at edginess, containing adult humour somewhat inappropriate for a children’s show. This was an ambitious show for these young performers, yet there were some very engaging moments for the audience.

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, run ended.
tw rating 2/5 | [Natalie Holman]