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Just William’s Luck (Shedload Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 25 August 2018

This uplifting tale of five mischievous kids explores the escapism of storytelling and the blissful naivety of childhood. Transforming into King Arthur’s knights, they re-invent their lives, embellishing the mundanity of their everyday, suburban world. The use of multi-functional props was brilliantly inventive, creating multiple scenes with slick and quirky transitions. The use of dustbin lids as wheels, a mop as hair and a hanging sheet as a vertical dinner table was particularly amusing. The characterisation was strong, particularly that of Violet Elizabeth, who highlighted the plight of those young girls deemed unfit for boys’ adventures. This fast-paced, engaging and heart-warming show is a brilliant watch for all the family.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ella Dorman-Gajic]