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Jellyfish (Intrepid Ensemble)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016

Jellyfish Ed2016

‘Jellyfish’ is an enchanting family tale, about a mysterious jellyfish that appears in the lives of a young family after they move to Wales. The cast of four excel in this vivid and imaginative story, with Nathan Allenby as eight-year-old Tom giving the stand out performance. Most impressive is the play’s dynamic choreography, as the characters ingeniously utilise cardboard boxes, plastic sheeting and lamps to bring Tom’s story to life, with the underwater scenes as a particular highlight. The magnificent jellyfish puppet adds a touch of magic and, combined with the stunning musical composition produced by Finn Anderson, captures the nautical ambience of the piece. All in all a transfixing spectacle.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [John Sampson]