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How To Spot An Alien (Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd)

By | Published on Wednesday 15 August 2018

When your Mum disappears unexpectedly in the middle of the night, and a relative you’ve never heard of shows up to take you in, there’s probably something suspicious going on, as Jelly and her brother JonJo discover – especially as she can’t stand sunlight or mirrors. ‘How To Spot An Alien’ boasts a great storyline, thoughtful script, a pinch of silliness and some spot on physical humour, as well as three fantastic actors who really know how to engage their young audience. It’s also handy that the Roundabout has a lighting system that can make the roof look like a starry sky or a spaceship when needed too! My seven-year-old co-reviewer was hooting with laughter throughout and described this performance as “a really fun, imaginative adventure”.

Roundabout @ Summerhall, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Marni Appleton]